Preliminary Budget 1.5% Increase to Whistler Property Taxes.
According to WhistlerQuestion.com Whistler could be facing a modest tax hike this year.
At the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s (RMOW) budget information meeting last Tuesday (Feb. 23), residents were informed that the preliminary budget includes a 1.5 per cent increase to property value taxes, a 1.3 per cent increase in water parcel taxes and a 1.2 per cent increase in sewer parcel taxes. There will be no change to solid waste user fees.
In total, the RMOW is budgeting for 165 projects with a price of around $34.5 million.
Some of the bigger initiatives include:
- Gateway Loop reconstruction at $2.4 million (with $900,000 allotted for 2017)
- Several water-related projects like the Olympic Reservoir reconstruction ($3.5 million)
- Alpine reservoir level control to add an altitude control valve at 21-Mile Creek ($426,000)
- Continuation of the Alpine Watermain Replacement ($6,024,000).
- Upgrades to Meadow Park Sports Centre — in particular replacing the roof — ($2,417,800)
- Completing the Valley Trail to Nesters Crossing ($996,315)
- Building a pedestrian bridge to help hikers access the Train Wreck across the railway tracks ($176,000)
The draft budget will go to council at its March 15 meeting. To offer feedback email firstname.lastname@example.org. To see the full list of projects visit whistler.ca.
March 3, 2016