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RFD- 3036 Business Items   Item #   11. a.    
Regular Council Meeting Agenda
Meeting Date: 07/17/2017  
Title:    Tax Recovery Terms and Conditions - Goodwin
Department: Corporate Services  
Strategic Vision Element: n/a Related Goal: Spruce Grove has a robust, growing economic base that generates balanced revenues to support the City’s high standards for services and programs.

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Request for Decision Summary
The purpose of this report is to have Council approve the terms and conditions for the 2017 tax recovery public auction scheduled for November 15, 2017.

Proposed Motion
That the terms and conditions for the 2017 tax recovery public auction be approved as presented.
Background/Analysis
The Municipal Government Act requires that a municipality must annually prepare a tax arrears list showing the parcels of land on which there are tax arrears for more than one year as of March 31. Further to this, any parcel of land shown on the 2016 tax arrears list which remains in arrears as of March 31, 2017 must be offered for sale at public auction between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018.

The 2017 public auction is schedule for Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 10 a.m. in Council chambers. This auction will be advertised in accordance with the requirements in the Municipal Government Act.
Options/Alternatives
n/a
Consultation/Engagement
A third party has been contracted to manage the property tax arrears recovery process.
Implementation/Communication
In compliance with the Municipal Government Act, Land Titles sent notices (prior to August 1, 2016) to all registered property owners and caveat holders stating that if tax arrears are not paid before March 31, 2017 the municipality must offer the parcel for sale at public auction.

The City and the contractor issued correspondence throughout the process to advise property owners of the pending auction if arrears are not paid in full.
Impacts
n/a
Attachments
Terms and Conditions

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