District gets $21,840.30 provincial grant

B.C. communities receive grants-in-lieu of property taxes

  • Dec. 3, 2015 11:00 a.m.

The B.C. Liberal government has distributed around $17.3 million in compensation for municipal property taxes to 56 communities throughout the province.

Grants-in-lieu of property taxes are distributed every November and reimburse municipalities for services that benefited government properties, such as municipally run sewers, roads and fire protection.

Grants are issued in accordance with the Municipal Aid Act and are payable on land owned by the provincial government, such as courthouses, provincial government office buildings and warehouses.

The District of 100 Mile House received $21,840.30.

District chief administrative officer Roy Scott says this funding goes into general coffers, as is the case with all tax revenue the District collects.