A NeepawaVotes.com user asked:
What is your position on the recent vote by Council to discontinue the discount structure for early payment of property taxes in the Town of Neepawa?
The Candidates responded:
In answer to my position on Council's decison to discontinue the tax discount for early payment of property taxes is that the elected council by majority vote made the decison for the 2012 tax year. This is an annual bylaw and will come forward again for discusion this fall to make the decison for 2013. As mayor I would make a recommendation for a tax discount based on information as to the benefit to the overall budget for the town. The mayor as any councilor has one vote. I would ask that the citizens who raised this question contact all of their elected councilors to express theri concern. I have had 4 citizens ask me the same question. My verbal response has been that the decison has been made and perhaps a different decison may be made for next year recognizing that the same majority of councilors will be making the decison.
An early payment discount makes sense as long as the cost of the discount does not exceed the Town's cost of borrowing. I will look at the details for next year's budget.
On the early tax payment discount - if very few were using it, then the added paperwork probably didn't warrant keeping it in place.
As a councillor I would give great consideration to this issue and make an informed decision. I would be open to all who have an opinion to express it to me.
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