Town passes special tax to pay for 5th Ave. NW road work

Callie Hermanson
Lakeside Leader

On April 24 the Town of Slave Lake held a special meeting of council to discuss approval of a special per-lot tax to pay part of the cost of a road rehabilitation project.
Council had failed to get unanimous consent to go to third reading a week earlier, so the bylaw enacting the special tax did not pass.
Council scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday April 24 to make the final motion.
Roland Schmidt the Director of Finance for the Town, presented the report to council with minor changes.
The bylaw was re-voted on and passed by a majority of council, with councillor Rebecca King maintaining her opposition.
The vote clears the way not only for the special tax of $215 to be added to the tax notices, but also for work on the 5th Ave NW road re-hab project to go ahead. According to the report in council’s April 11 agenda package, the project includes sidewalk repairs and water and sewer line replacement, as well as the new pavement. It’s expected the work with tie up the road for a couple of months this summer.

 

Pothole on 5th Ave. NW

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