Regional District reconfirms no objections to border expansion

 

The Peace River Regional District is reconfirming it has no objections to the expansion of Fort St. John’s border.

Fred Banham, Chief Administrative Officer, says that has been the district’s position since October 2007.

However, the district has no say in whether or not the proposal is approved.

All it has control over is what happens to the taxes.

The district is requesting that the taxes it would have received be fowarded to them for a period of five years.

If the properties become part of the city, residents of the Regional District will be left to pay the $12,500 they would have been responsible for. That amounts to about $215 per property.

Banham considers that to be small change.

"I guess that’s why the Regional District’s position is no objection. The amount of money that is going to be the tax effect is so small. I hate to say it, but it’s hardly worth worrying about."

Ultimately, the decision lies at the cabinet in Victoria.

If residents are really concerned about the expansion, Banham recommends they talk to their MLA or send their comments to Victoria.

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