County Administration staff are currently preparing tax notices to be sent to tax payers in the County of St. Paul. There are a significant number of mailing addresses for tax payers in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. I am unable to provide Council with a number today, however hope to have the number available for the Council meeting. In an effort to provide relief, Administration is asking Council to consider deferring tax payment on properties with addresses in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo to December 1, 2016 (December 1 is the 2nd date for tax penalty as per Bylaw 1624 - attached). As per Section 347(1) (c) of the MGA, council may defer the collection of a tax.
In discussion with Municipal Affairs, tax notices will still need to be mailed to Fort McMurray, however Administration will place a notice on our website for these tax payers that would allow them to contact the County to have a copy of their tax notice emailed to them.