Last Thursday evening there was a public hearing at the RM of Kelsey office regarding a proposal for a new service levy that would see all municipal rolls paying $249 dollars per parcel of land for road maintenance such as snow plowing, and grading. The overall goal of this proposed levy is to charge all community roles equally.
During the hearing some residents voiced their concerns about how it would affect farm land, as well as concerns about how the tax implications would affect lower assessed property owners. While some residents did not approve of the proposed service levy, others showed their support.
The first reading of the proposed levy took place at the hearing and the next step is to send the proposal to the municipal board for their approval. The board will then spend one month collecting opposition or support letters from residents and make a decision on whether or not the RM followed the right protocols and practices to implement the levy.
They will then tell the RM whether or not they approve the levy. If they get approval The RM of Kelsey will proceed with the levy on the 2018 budget. RM of Kelsey residents have until March first to put in opposition or support letters that they have regarding the proposed levy that must be sent to the Municipal Board. Contact the RM of Kelsey office at 204-623-7474 for the Municipal Boards address.