Council approves property tax bylaw for 2020

For the second straight year, there won’t be an increase to the municipal share of property taxes in Estevan.

Estevan city council gave second and third readings to the bylaw that fixes the rate of taxation Monday night.

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The mill rate has gone up just one per cent over the past three years.

Mayor Roy Ludwig said council wanted to hold the line on property taxes this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was one of several taxation bylaws approved by council on Monday night. The others included the health levy, which council noted has been around for about a decade, the library levy and the business improvement district levy.

Council members met in city hall for the first time in three months Monday night. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the April and May meetings were held via Zoom.

The next edition of the Mercury will have more on this story. 

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