During their meeting on May 11, council for the M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 approved a budget of $16,484,118 for 2016.
Council also approved Bylaw No. 16-883, for property taxation. The rates are: farm, 17.151; residential, 8.251; machinery and equipment, 14.969; and non-residential, 18.829. All rates include the school board and Heart River Housing levies.
All property taxes must be paid in full by July 31.
Jean Cote waste water line extension
Council approved a motion to proceed with a waste water line extension in Jean Cote.
The M.D. will share in the cost of frontage with several ratepayers, which still has to be determined.
The M.D. will cover its portion of the cost with money from the Federal Gas Tax.
Power line extensions approved
Council approved two power line extensions.
The first is for NW 19-76-20-W5M, for Darcy Gosselin, south of Donnelly.
The second is for SW 1-75-23-W5M, for Cote Farms, southwest of Guy.