Town of Comox new council (from left) Alex Bissinger, Ken Grant, Nicole Minions, Mayor Russ Arnott, Stephanie McGowan, Maureen Swift and Pat McKenna. Photo by Kim Stallknecht

Comox council briefs: property tax update; Snowbirds flyby

In a budget update provided to councillors at Wednesday’s committee of the whole meeting, the average single-family homeowner within the Town of Comox will see an increase of about $46 of general municipal tax for 2019.

Clive Freundlich, director of finance for the Town told council in his update, recalculated preliminary 2019 property taxes reflect BC Assessment Authority’s revised assessment tool and the inclusion of a one per cent asset replacement tax levy, for a total municipal level increase of 3.11 per cent.

He added the property tax increase by the Town is still extremely competitive compared to other municipalities.

Freundlich said in 2018, owners of an average single-family home in Comox paid about $1,226.35 in property taxes; in 2019 it will be approximately $1,272.46.

During the budget update, council also reviewed three requests for grants which were referred to the budget process.

The Town established a no grant-in-aid policy years ago but may refer requests to the budget process.

From the three – a $2,000 request from The Alberni Project Society, $7,500 request from Comox Archives and Museum Society and a request for an ad from the Royal Canadian Legion – council unanimously passed a motion to support CAMS, as their operation depends significantly from support from the Town, noted Coun. Ken Grant.

• • •

Council agreed to provide a letter of support to allow a flyby over Marina Park by the Snowbirds April 28 to coincide with the Royal LePage Snow to Surf event taking place at that time.

The society is set to have the Snowbirds fly as low as 500 feet between 1 and 3 p.m. which aligns with the regularly scheduled training runs that will be conducted over the Comox Valley by the military demonstration team.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Painted pinkies mark World Immunization Week

World Immunization Week runs April 24-30

Looking for crafters for the Gnarly Little Spring Craft Fair in Courtenay

Calling all youth crafters and entrepreneurs! The Gnarly Little Spring Craft Fair… Continue reading

Courtenay supports church renos, lunch program

Council approves $25,000 request from St. George’s United

The Hub Organ Trio coming to Courtenay

The Georgia Straight Jazz Society features an amazing trio at the Avalanche… Continue reading

YANA a blessing for Michaela, Harley, and Baby Violet

Comox Valley association a pillar of the community

‘No answers:’ Canadians react to Sri Lanka bombings that killed hundreds

The co-ordinated bomb attacks killed at least 207 people and injured 450 more on Easter Sunday

RCMP confirm witnesses say body found at Kelowna’s Gyro Beach

Police tape is blocking part of the beach and several RCMP officers are on scene.

B.C. fire department rescues kittens

Enderby homeowner not aware kittens in wood pile near garbage pile fire that got out of hand

QUIZ: How much do you know about Easter?

Take this short quiz and put your knowledge to the test

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

Global Affairs warns Canadians in Sri Lanka there could be more attacks

A series of bomb blasts killed at least 207 people and injured hundreds more

Waste not: Kootenay brewery leftovers feed the local food chain

Spent grains from the Trail Beer Refinery are donated to local farmers and growers, none go to waste

Kickers beat Meralomas in quarter-final

The Comox Valley Kickers women’s rugby team defeated the Vancouver Meralomas 56-5… Continue reading

Most Read