Blind River Tax Rate Drops 10%

From the Elliot Lake Standard:

“Blind River councillors have approved a reduction in municipal tax rates by 10% for 2009. Whether actual tax bills will go up or down will depend on what happened to each individual property assessment during the reassessment process that culminated last year.

Blind River assessments went up, on average, 38%, according to the town’s chief administrator. Phased in over four years, starting this year, this means the average 2009 assessment will be about nine per cent higher than in 2008. So, as long as your property assessment didn’t go up more than 40%, your tax bill won’t either.”

Read the full article at The Standard…

Federation of Ontario Cottagers Associations, May 2009 Update

First of all, on behalf of the Board of Directors of WRAFT, I want to apologize for the recent lack of communication from the organisation. We have been busy implementing the association of WRAFT and FOCA and ensuring that the takeover of administrative responsibilities has gone smoothly. While WRAFT and FOCA remain two separate legal entities, FOCA and specifically FOCA’s Executive Director Terry Rees is now the spokesman and administrative head of WRAFT. Bob Topp has retired as WRAFT’s Executive Director but remains as a Director of WRAFT and continues to follow WRAFT matters closely. Bob is also Chair of CAPTR – the Coalition After Property Tax Reform. Mail for CAPTR should be addressed to Bob at 84 Poplar Plains Cres. Toronto M4V 1E8. WRAFT maintains its own budget and separate Board of Directors while paying a service fee to FOCA for administrative services.

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