City to discuss permissive tax exemptions for qualified property

first_imgSo far, council has received three applications for exemption for the 2016 taxation year, from United Pentecostal Church, Catholic Church for the Immaculata Hall, and Š Pure North Foundation.These applications will be dealt with under separate reports at the September 14 council meeting. Fort St. John’s city council will be debating and revising a request for direction regarding permissive tax exemptions on select properties in the city.The issue has been debated for a number of years, and now appears before the council for a decision to be made.Tax exemptions are not forgiven taxes, but rather taxes that are transferred to other taxpayers – the same amount in taxes is paid. They can be helpful for non-profit organizations that support the community in other ways, such as housing at-risk youth.- Advertisement -Exemptions would be applicable to properties who are:Non-profit groups that provide important local services to disadvantaged segments of the community.Heritage properties, as they are seen as important to the community’s character, and can be a development tool to attract new residents and businesses. ŠA municipality interested in delivering services through partnerships may wish to provide exemptions to its private or non-profit partners.Within the fees and charges bylaw, youth non-profit have a 75% subsidy, adult non-profit have a 50% subsidy, private organizations have 25% subsidy, and seniors (for programs and is defined 65 of older) have 75% subsidy.To be considered a youth non-profit, the membership must be at least 75% under 18. Adult non-profits don’t have to meet this 75%. Churches are considered adult non-profit, so they have a 50% subsidy.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgIf you haven’t been involved in Donegal’s superb Relay for Life event then now is your chance.Last year’s Relay for LIfe event.An information evening for all those wondering about this year’s event takes place at the Mount Errigal Hotel this Monday, January 13th at 7.30pm.Twenty people each week are diagnosed with cancer in Donegal; that’s 1000 people every year, hence why we say there’s “1000 REASONS TO RELAY”. Relay gives individuals the opportunity to CELEBRATE the lives of people that have overcome cancer, to show SUPPORT to those currently undergoing treatment, to REMEMBER people lost to the disease, to offer support and strength to families that have lost their loved ones and to FIGHT BACK through inspiring people to take action against a disease that has taken too much.Relay for Life Donegal allows participants to develop friendships and support networks (e.g.) the Survivors Choir. It provides the opportunity to contribute and give something back to the local community. It reminds us how kind people can be and restores our faith in humanity.Schools participate in Relay for Life Donegal to highlight to their students the importance of contributing to society and to allow students to develop their skills and qualities.Businesses and organisations get involved with Relay for Life, Donegal in order to develop delegation, empowerment and co – operative relationships within the workplace. Families, friends and colleagues relay together to CELEBRATE, REMEMBER and FIGHT BACK (as previously mentioned).Hence why Relay for Life is suitable for everyone to participate at.Looking forward to seeing you there! DONEGAL’S RELAY FOR LIFE 2014 TO BE LAUNCHED THIS MONDAY was last modified: January 12th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cancerinformation eveningMount Errigal HotelRelay for LifeTeamslast_img read more