March 2022 Newsletter
Greetings Ward 14.
By the end of this month Winter will be over. Here is some information you can use to get you through.
Keeping storm drains clear this spring
Storm drains (or catch basins) are the main way stormwater gets into our underground pipes, or rather our stormwater management system. There are about 60,000 storm drains in Calgary which capture water off sidewalks, streets, and roads. The City of Calgary has an online map that shows where storm drains are located. For more information and to view this map, please visit calgary.ca/stormdrains.
2022 Property Assessments
Your opportunity to review your property tax assessment is dwindling. Be sure to review your assessment notice for inaccuracies when you receive it, because it may save you some money.
Here is how you can complete a self-review:
- Review your notice for factual errors and contact the City if you find any.
- Log on to your secure Assessment Search account (calgary.ca/assessmentsearch). While logged on you can review your property’s details, compare your property’s assessed value with similar properties in your area to ensure fairness, and review real estate market trends.
- Understand your tax implication. The City offers a preliminary property tax calculator to help property owners estimate their upcoming taxes. Please visit calgary.ca/taxcalculator.
You can contact the City during the Customer Review Period and one of our property assessment experts will help you. Call 403.268.2888 or visit calgary.ca/assessment.
Expanded eligibility for The Resilient Roofing Rebate Program
Our city is no stranger to extreme hailstorms, which are most common between May and October. Is your roof ready? You may be eligible for a $3,000 rebate if you installed or are planning to install a Class 4 impact-resistant roofing product on your single-family, semi-detached, or duplex home. For more information visit calgary.ca/hail.
Youth Hiring Event – April 7
The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) is hosting an in-person hiring event on Thursday, April 7 from 1:30 – 6 p.m. at the Big Four Building in Stampede Park. Youth will be able to meet with local employers from a variety of industries who are recruiting for part-time, full-time, permanent, and seasonal positions. Those of age 15 – 24 can access FREE career and employment services by booking a session online. There will also be opportunities to speak to an employment expert to get support with your resume, job search, interviews and more. Learn more about the event at www.calgary.ca/YECHiring or call (403) 268-2490.
-Councillor Peter Demong