Tax rate comparisons between Barriere and other communities

There were only a few people in attendance on Monday, Mar. 28, to hear the review of the District of Barriere’s 2011 Budget, and those few did not have any questions or comments for Council.

A question that had been raised at the last budget meeting, was how our taxes here in Barriere compare with the taxes of the communities around us.  This was answered at this meeting, with the following comparison charts:

2010 Tax Rate Comparison for Barriere and Neighbouring Communities – Tax Rates are calculated at $1000 worth of assessed property value.

Class Barriere Logan Lake Clearwater Chase Ashcroft

Residential 2.72765 2.62040 3.05320 3.51200 3.83360

Utilities 18.08433 25.24240 26.71520 40.0000 30.64480

Supportive Housing 2.72765 2.62040 n/a n/a n/a

Major Industry 9.95593 11.24080 10.38080 4.42000 n/a

Light Industry 9.95593 10.15100 10.38080 n/a 18.44080

Business 7.22828 10.15100 10.68610 10.40660 15.38620

Rec/Non-Profit 2.72765 n/a 3.05320 7.94000 7.72500

Farms 2.72765 n/a 3.05320 10.13690 7.87430

2010 comparison for Taxes collected for 3 Residential properties

Assessed Value Barriere Logan Lake Clearwater Chase Ashcroft

$345,000 941.04 904.04 1053.35 1211.64 1322.59

$219,000 597.36 573.87 668.65 769.13 839.56

$110,800 302.22 290.34 338.29 389.13 424.76

2010 Comparison for Taxes collected for Business Class properties

Assessed Value Barriere Logan Lake Clearwater Chase Ashcroft

$150,000 1084.24 1522.65 1602.92 1560.99 2307.93

$250,000 1807.07 2537.75 2671.53 2601.65 3846.55

$350,000 2529.90 3552.85 3740.14 3642.31 5385.17

The next District of Barriere Council meeting will be on April 5, at 7 p.m., at which they will be having the first three readings of the District of Barriere Solid Waste Collections and Disposal Services Rates bylaw # 0044, 2009, Amendment #77, and the District of Barriere Water Systems Rates bylaw # 0046, 2009, Amendment #78.