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3517-2021 Tax Rates for 2021

3517-2021 Tax Rates for 2021

BEING A BY-LAW TO ADOPT THE YEARLY ESTIMATES AND TAX RATES AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR PENALTY AND INTEREST IN DEFAULT OF PAYMENT

Passed by Council April 12, 2021

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THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF AUGUSTA
BY-LAW NUMBER 3517-2021
A BY-LAW TO ADOPT THE YEARLY ESTIMATES AND TAX RATES AND TO
FURTHER PROVIDE FOR PENALTY AND INTEREST IN DEFAULT OF PAYMENT

 

WHEREAS Section 290(1) of the Municipal Act 2001 c. 25 states that a local municipality
shall in each year prepare and adopt a budget including estimates of all sums required
during the year provides that Municipal Councils shall adopt an estimated levy for the
current year and pass a By-Law to levy a separate tax rate on the assessment in each
property class:

AND WHEREAS Sections of the said Act require tax rates to be established in the same
proportion to tax ratios.

AND WHEREAS certain regulations require reductions in certain tax rates for certain
classes or subclasses of property;

NOW THEREFORE THE COUNCIL OF THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF
AUGUSTA ENACTS AS FOLLOWS:

1. The Council hereby adopts a tax levy of $5,230,730.00 for all purposes for 2021.

2. That a tax rate of 0.00623639 is hereby adopted to be applied against the whole
of the assessment for real property in the residential/farm class.

3. That a tax rate of 0.00623639 is hereby adopted to be applied against the whole
of the assessment for real property in the multi-residential class.

4. That a tax rate of 0.00839667 is hereby adopted to be applied against the whole
of the assessment for real property in the commercial occupied class.

5. That a tax rate of 0.00587767 is hereby adopted to be applied against the whole
of the assessment for real property in the commercial vacant units and
commercial vacant land classes.

6. That a tax rate of 0.01129659 is hereby adopted to be applied against the whole
of the assessment for real property in the industrial occupied class.

7. That a tax rate of 0.00734279 is hereby adopted to be applied against the whole
of the assessment for real property in the industrial vacant units and industrial
vacant land classes.

8. That a tax rate of 0.01748372 is hereby adopted to be applied against the whole
of the assessment for real property in the large industrial occupied class.

9. That a tax rate of 0.01136442 is hereby adopted to be applied against the whole
of the assessment for real property in the large industrial vacant lands class.

10. That a tax rate of 0.01032185 is hereby adopted to be applied against the whole
of the assessment for real property in the pipeline class.

11. That a tax rate of 0.00155910 is hereby adopted to be applied against the whole
of the assessment for real property in the farmland and managed forests classes.

12. That every owner of land shall be taxed according to the tax rates in this By-Law
and such tax shall become due and payable on the 30th day of September 2021.

13. On all taxes in default on the 1st day of October, a penalty of 1.25% shall be added
and thereafter a penalty of 1.25% per month will be added on the 1st day of each
month the default continues, until December 31st, 2021. The date payment is
received at the Township office will be taken as the date paid on taxes paid by
mail. The date received in the Township’s bank account will be taken as the date
paid on taxes paid at a banking institution, by telephone banking or Internet
banking. The Manager of Finance/Treasurer nor designate has no authority to
waive any penalty.

14. On all taxes in default on January 1st, 2021, interest shall be added at the rate of
1.25% per month on the first day of each month the default continues.

15. Penalties and interest added in default, shall become due and payable, and shall
be collected as if the same had originally been imposed and form part of such
unpaid tax levy.

16. The Treasurer, not later than 21 days prior to the date that the installment is due,
shall mail or cause to be mailed to the address of the residence or place of
business of each person a notice setting out the tax payment or payments required
to be made pursuant to this by-law, the date by which they are to be paid to avoid
penalty and the particulars of the penalties imposed by this by-law for late
payments.

17. Where arrears of taxes exist, any payment toward taxes received shall first be
applied against penalty and interest and then arrears until fully paid, before being
applied to current taxes.

18. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer immediately after the date named in Section
19 to collect by distress or otherwise under the Provisions of the Statutes in that
behalf all such tax installments or parts thereof as shall not have been paid on or
before the respective dates provided aforesaid together with the said percentage
charges as they are incurred.

19. Taxes shall be payable to the Township of Augusta and shall be paid to the
Treasurer at the Township Office, 3560 County Road 26, Prescott, Ontario, by mail
or in person. Taxes may also be paid through a financial institution, to the credit
of the Treasurer of the Township, either directly, by telephone or internet.

20. That the sum of yearly expenditure estimates to be adopted by the Council of the
Corporation of the Township of Augusta for the 2021 Budget Year are detailed in
Schedule 1 to this By-Law.

21. That as per the suggestion of the Auditor that all surplus funds from the year 2020
be transferred into general reserves for the 2021 year.

22. By-law 3468-2020 is hereby repealed.

Read a first time and second time this 12th day of April 2021.

Read a third time and passed this 12th day of April 2021.

Signed by Mayor Doug Malanka and Clerk Annette Simonian

 

SCHEDULE I
TO BY-LAW NUMBER 3517-2021

The sum of yearly expenditure estimates to be adopted by the Council of the
Corporation of the Township of Augusta for the 2021 Budget Year are $9953413
and are broken down as follows:

a) General Government

Council                                $ 106,929
Administration                  $ 866,202

b) Protection to Persons and Property

Fire                                       $ 1,204,734
CEMP                                  $ 20,094
Policing                               $ 1,015,364
Conservation Authority   $ 46,496
Building Inspection          $ 132,268
Bylaw Enforcement          $ 41,696

c) Transportation Services

Roads                                  $ 4,953,850
Street lighting                   $ 30,379

d) Environmental Services

Waste Management         $ 806,415

e) Health Services

Cemeteries                         $ 6,000

f) Recreation and Cultural Services

Recreation Programs      $ 189.891
Library                               $ 127,307
Donations                          $ 8,000

g) Planning

Planning                             $ 238,267
Economic Development  $ 129,050
Agriculture & Drainage   $ 29,871

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