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February 2016 Community Newsletter

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​2016 Property Tax Assessment

It is that time of year again. As the Ward 6 Office often receives your inquires around property taxes this time of year, I wanted to share with you some helpful information regarding your property tax assessment. The 2016 assessment notices were mailed on January 5, 2016 and your 2016 assessment information is available on The customer review period runs until March 7, 2016. Until this date, property and business owners are able to inquire about their assessment value if they have any questions or concerns. If you have any questions or would like to make changes to your assessed value, please do so by March 7, 2016. You can also visit for important dates, bill and account information, as well as payment information.

Other reminders to note:
• Property taxes are due June 30, 2016.  A 7% late payment penalty will be applied to any unpaid portion of property taxes on July 1 and October 1.  Further penalties of 1% will be added the first day of each month to any portion remaining unpaid after December 31, 2016. 
• The deadline does not apply to property owners who pay monthly through The City’s Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP).  More than 240,000 property owners pay their taxes monthly through TIPP.  Property owners can join TIPP at any time by visiting the Web site at to request an application or calling 311.
• Help is available to assist eligible low-income homeowners who meet income guidelines and eligibility criteria, regardless of age. The 2016 Property Tax Assistance program will accept applications to the program starting on June 1.  For more information or to download an application form, go to
•The Alberta Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program allows eligible senior homeowners to defer all or part of their property taxes through a low-interest home equity loan with the Alberta government. Please visit for details and application form.
City Hall 101
You are invited to learn about the inner workers of Council and its Committees! This workshop presentation is designed to throw open the doors of your municipal government. Sign up for the next City Hall 101 on March 7, 2015 from 4 – 6:30 p.m. To learn more about this opportunity and register, please visit
Upcoming Councillor Chats
Councillor Chats are an opportunity for you to meet with your Councillor to discuss any issues that are important to you. Please join me for an informal conversation on February 4, 2016 at Glenbrook Community Association from 5-7 p.m., March 5, 2016 from 9:30–11a.m. at Glamorgan Community Association (Seminar Room), or April 14, 2016 from 5–7p.m. at West Side Recreation (Party Room). You can also stay up-to-date by signing up for the Ward 6 Report, my bi-monthly email update for residents about community news and projects impacting Ward 6 communities at

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