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Sechelt Council OKs idea of special levy for infrastructure

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Sechelt Council is supporting a special levy on property owners to create a fund for replacing things like roads and storm sewers.

The District’s Finance Advisory Committee is suggesting the special “Infrastructure Renewal Levy” be set at $182, but Council isn’t ready to decide yet how much to charge or when to start.

Mayor John Henderson says Sechelt, like a lot of other municipalities in the province, needs to take a hard look at how it’s going to pay for infrastruture.

Other municipalities are using a mix of strategies to put aside money for infrastructure: Gibsons is using a 1 per cent tax increase, and Nanaimo has increased water and sewer user fees.

There’s also good news for some property owners.  The District is looking to refund about $241-thousand in sewer parcel taxes paid by property owners who were never hooked up.  The details are still being worked out.

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