Taxes & Utilities
Like all municipalities, the main source of funding for operations is derived from property taxes. A typical tax bill will include municipal taxes which are kept within the revenue of the municipality and school taxes which are collected for and distributed to the school division. Taxes are levied based on an apportioned assessment, or a portion of the market value of the property. The assessment value is set by the provincial government via the assessment branch of the InterGovernmental Affairs department and can be appealed on set dates annually. Traditionally, these values attempt to reflect the market value of the property as it would have been 3 years ago.
The Town also administers a variety of utility services including sewer services and water services in some areas. The Town administration is also the liaison with various utility companies including MTS, Manitoba Hydro and Shaw Cable for matters dealing with infrastructure, availability and consistency of service.