Downtown Revitalization Tax Exemption Meeting

Jan 25 - Feb 21 2018

Smithers Town Council is hosting a public meeting to review the proposed framework for a Draft Revitalization Taxation Exemption Program, on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 beginning at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall, 1027 Aldous Street, Smithers, BC.

Downtown business and property owners, construction industry representative and the general public are invited to share their feedback with Council.

You can’t make the February 20th meeting? Submit your comments in writing to the Town Office or via email to yhernandez@smithers.ca by noon on February 13, 2018.

Background Information:

  • FAQ about the Proposed Downtown Revitalization Tax Exemption Program
  • Section 226 of the Community Charter - Revitalization Tax Exemptions
  • January 9th, 2018 Council Meeting Agenda / Minutes
  • December 12th, 2017 Council Meeting Agenda / Minutes
  • November 7th, 2017 Committee of the whole Agenda / Minutes

For further information:
Contact  Leslie Ford, Director of Finance at lford@smithers.ca  / (250) 847-1600 OR Yazmin Hernandez, Planner at yhernandez@smithers.ca  / (250) 847-1600.

What is a revitalization tax exemption? Revitalization tax exemptions are a tool that Councils may use to encourage various types of revitalization to achieve a range of environmental, economic or social objectives. A revitalization program may apply to a small area or areas, a certain type of property or properties, a particular activity or circumstance related to a property or properties, or an entire municipality. Revitalization tax exemptions are limited to municipal property value taxes (Section 197(1)(a) of the Community Charter only) and do not extend to school and other property taxes, such as parcel taxes.

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