Tudor and Cashel send out interim tax notices

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On the Tudor and Cashel Township Facebook page, staff announced that the interim tax notices for the township were sent out on Feb. 18, and payments were due back to them by March 29. The township advised residents that if they hadn’t gotten their notices, they should contact the office at admin@tudorandcashel.com. Surveys were also included with the tax notice, to get input on the proposed change to the ward system, and were to be returned by mail, email, or dropping them off at the municipal office.

Nancy Carrol, the clerk and treasurer of Tudor and Cashel Township, explains that they do two tax billings.

“The first is based on 50 per cent of the previous years’ taxes and the second will be calculated with the mill rate for the current year and any assessment changes. The final tax bill for the 2021 year will be due July 28,” she says.

There was also a survey that was circulated with the tax notices. It was drafted in-house by the township, and is in relation to the ward system that council is looking to introduce and to get residents’ feedback on this plan.

The ward system changeover discussion arose from a motion put forth by Councillor Noreen Reilly at the Jan. 12 council meeting. She proposed a bylaw to adopt a three-ward system in the township for the 2022 election to replace their current at-large system. She felt that the change would ensure that equitable political representation within the municipality continues on as time goes by, better than the current system, and council passed a bylaw to look into enacting this change after getting residents’ feedback.

Carrol says the survey is very basic, with the goal of getting the information out to the electorate that council has asked for the introduction of a ward system through a bylaw.

“Any feedback will be compiled and reported to council to assist in their decision-making process.”

Michael Riley, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Bancroft Times