Request for Funding: Hay Lakes Telegraph Park

Council provided funding for the Hay Lakes Telegraph Park Committee for upgrades to outhouse facilities in the amount of $4,335.00.

Sponsorship Request: Jersey and Jeans Fun Casino Night Fundraiser

Council provided $250.00 for the Jersey and Jeans Fun Casino Night Fundraiser in New Norway which is put on by Elevate Community Foundation. 

By-law 1545; Redistrict Lot 4, Block 13, Plan 0926487 from UR to A

A Public Hearing was heard for Bylaw 1545. Following the Public Hearing Council passed a motion to deny second reading of the Bylaw.

Special Events Application – Annual Bones Tournament (New Norway)

Council granted a Special Event Permit to the New Norway and District Recreation Association to host the Annual New Norway Bones Tournament from June 14-16.

Request to Cancel Tax Arrears

Council respectfully denied the request to cancel the portion of tax arrears requested, but did cancel the penalties assessed on the role to date. 

Proposed Bylaw to Confirm Past Handshakes between Partners and Friends

Council discussed a proposed Bylaw to Confirm Past Handshakes between Partners and Friends of the East New Norway Drainage Area. After the discussion Council respectfully denied the request to consider the proposed Bylaw and made a motion to continue to provide on-going management of the East New Norway Water Management Area. 

Final 2024 Operating Budget

Council approved the Final 2024 Operating Budget:

  • Total Operating Revenues – Twenty- Six Million Nine Hundred Eighty Thousand Four Hundred and Fifty Three Dollars ($26,980,453),
  • Total Operating Expenses – Forty Three Million Five Hundred and Fifty-Two Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty-Nine Dollars ($43,552,659)
  • Total Operational Tax Levy to be applied against all properties of Sixteen Million Five Hundred Seventy-Two Thousand Two Hundred and Five Dollars ($16,572,205). 

Final 2024 Capital Budget

Council approved the Final 2024 Operating Budget:

  • Capital and Project Expenses – Nine Million Five Hundred and Thirty-Nine Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty-Five Dollars ($9,539,865)
  • To be funded by internal resources (grants, debentures, or reserves) –  Eight Million Three Hundred Forty-Nine Thousand Nine Hundred and Sixty-Five
    Dollars ($8,349,965)
  • Total Capital Levy – One Million One Hundred Eighty-Nine Thousand Nine Hundred Dollars($1,189,900).

By-law 1548 2024 Property Tax Rates

Council passed By-law 1548 2024 Property Tax Rates. This tax rate bylaw equals a 5.00% increase to Farmland Taxes, a 3.50% increase to Residential Property Taxes, and a 3.25% increase to Non-Residential Property Taxes.

The April 9, 2024 Council Agenda can be found here.