Whistler Property Tax Hike

Whistler Property Tax Increase

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 budget@whistler.ca. To see the full list of projects visit whistler.ca.

Source: WhistlerQuestion.com


March 3, 2016

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