Thornhill Water System Service Establishment Amendment Bylaw No. 618, 2012; Thornhill Water Rates and Regulation Amendment Bylaw No. 619, 2012.

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Thornhill Water System Service Establishment Amendment Bylaw No. 618, 2012.

 Thornhill Water Rates and Regulation Amendment Bylaw No. 619, 2012.

 

The Regional District proposes to adopt Kitimat-Stikine Thornhill Water System Service Establishment Amendment Bylaw No. 618, 2012 and Kitimat-Stikine Thornhill Water Rates and Regulation Amendment Bylaw No. 619, 2012.  Both bylaws are at 3rd reading.  The intent is to adopt both bylaws as early as the October 19, 2012 Board Meeting, with the new rates to take effective January 1, 2013 and the change in  tax requisition to take effect for the 2013 property tax year.

 

The Kitimat-Stikine Thornhill Water System Service Establishment Amendment Bylaw No. 618, 2012 proposes to increase the annual maximum requisition allowable from $100,000 to $125,000.  This requisition is raised by means of parcel tax on each parcel in the service area and a property value tax based on net taxable assessment.  This will result in an approximate annual parcel tax increase from $62 to $75 per parcel and an annual residential tax rate increase of approximately $.02 from $0.05 to $0.07 per year per $1000 of net taxable assessment of land and improvements.

 

The Kitimat-Stikine Thornhill Water Rates and Regulation Amendment Bylaw No. 619, 2012 proposes to increase the user charge from $12/mth to $15/mth per dwelling unit (billed semi-annually) and a metered rate increase from $0.27 to $0.34/m3 of water. These increases are required to meet current operational needs and to replenish the water system reserve fund which has been depleted over the years with system upgrades, extensions, acquisitions and integrations, a booster pumping station, and a well protection plan including preliminary work on a new well.

 

Persons wishing to inspect these bylaws or make inquiries  can view these on the Regional District’s website or  obtain a copy from the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine at 300 - 4545 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace, BC  V8G 4E1; Telephone: (250) 615-6100 or        1-800-663-3208; email:  info@rdks.bc.ca; website:  www.rdks.bc.ca.  Office hours are  8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday excluding holidays.

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