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County of Grande Prairie finalizes 2014 budget

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Back in December, the County forecast a 3 percent increase in residential property taxes due to what they thought would be higher market values for homes within their borders. On Wednesday they finalized their 2014 budget, and the actual tax increase for residences will come in a 2.9 percent. Non residential properties may also see a small increase depending on market assessments, while farmland will see no tax increase. Reeve Leanne Beaupre says this continues with their commitment to keep taxes as low as possible.

“We did see growth in the area and we continue to provide quality of life and the investment in our community that they bring for us, while also striving to maintain that reasonable rate for the taxpayer as well.”

An average home in the County, assessed at 315 thousand dollars, would see an overall tax increase of 55 dollars for the year, or around $4.58 a month.

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