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Council approves sale and write-off for properties with tax arrears

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
Council approves sale and write-off for properties with tax arrears

CAO Marcel Ulliac sits next to Deputy Mayor Sheldon Germain at council on December 6, 2016 // Jaryn Vecchio - Harvard Broadcasting

Council is approving the sale of 49 properties, all with outstanding tax arrears.

These properties include homes and parking spots ranging in value from $4,000 to over $1 million, and stem mostly from the urban service area with three in Fort Chipewyan, two in Anzac and the one in Saprae Creek.

Council says none are a result of the wildfire, as those homes are being excluded due to the circumstances.

It total, $362,000 is owed to the municipality, with administration recommending council move forward with the public sale of the land.

The sale will be held on March 31, 2017 inside the Jubilee Building’s third floor boardroom.

 

Meanwhile, 18 properties are being written-off completely by the municipality. These taxes – totaling $63,997 – were deemed “uncollectible” after the owners were not able to be tracked down.

Nine were manufactured homes, while the other nine are properties being leased by the RMWB.

 

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