No Tax Increase For Coaldale Residents in New Three Year Operating & Capital Budget

Coaldale residents won't have to worry about a tax increase as Town Council passed its 2019-2021 budget.

The Town of Coaldale passing its next three year capital and operating budget this week.

Operationally, there will be no tax increase for Coaldale residents in the first two years, however for non-residential properties in town there will be a 4% tax hike to the municipal portion of the mill rate.

Some of the major initiatives approved by Coaldale Town Council include new street lights to address "dark spots" in the community, money to celebrate Coaldale's 100th birthday in 2019, and contributing 20 acres of town-owned land to a joint new high school and multi-use recreation facility with the Palliser Regional School Division.

The renovation, expansion, and modenization of Coaldale's firehall, the sprucing up of Main Street and the establishment of a Centennial Park along the northwest wetlands are also in the 2019-2021 budget.

Town CAO Kalen Hastings says Council gave administration a goal of a zero per cent tax increase for residents and that's exactly what they were able to do.

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