Nearly 100 Nipawin properties did not pay their property taxes on time.
As of Feb. 9, $193,921.02 was owed from 95 properties. Nipawin Council voted Feb. 13 to advertise the list of properties in arrears, as per The Tax Enforcement Act.
Property owners had until Dec. 31, 2016 to pay their property taxes.
Not included in the list are 16 properties owing less than $100.00. Another six properties have an outstanding amount which is not due until July since they are part of new construction projects.
Many of the amounts owing were in the $1,000 to $3,000 range, but the largest amount owing was nearly $17,000.
If the property taxes aren’t paid in 60 days, the properties will have a tax lien registered against the land, according to documents provided by the Town of Nipawin.
Changes to pool pass
The Town will be charging less for a season’s pass to the swimming pool this summer.
Chelsea Corrigan, director of parks and recreation, explained to council that the pool will be opening later this year, on July 1. Since the swimming season will be likely nine weeks, instead of 15 weeks, passes will cost less.
Families will pay $110, adults will pay $75 and students and seniors will pay $50.
Additional Council decisions
At the Feb. 13 meeting, Council voted in favour of a motion that would see Nipawin engaging in further strategic planning. Don Winn will meet with council, at a cost of no more than $9,000.
Council also agreed to hire Credit Bureau Collections to help collect unpaid invoices due to the Town.
Barry Elliott, the town’s administrator, provided an update on the Boreal Area Regional Waste Authority, which so far is on budget.
“The group itself, BARWA, is now officially incorporated. The incorporation documents, however, still are with the lawyer, as the lawyer prepares a sort of initial constitution and beginning documents,” said Elliott.
Finally, a motion to provide the Evergreen Centre free of charge to Chase the Ace was tabled and sent to committee.