With an election looming, taxation in Boissevain-Morton has become one of the issues of the year. For some, changes are badly needed, and it has not gone unnoticed around the council table.
Property owners are the ones who take it on the chin when it comes to paying for things like roads, streets, sewers and schools. No one likes it when fall comes around and the tax bills are due. This has been especially true recently, with a couple of developments occurring.
For one, this was a re-assessment year, meaning that the Province took a look at properties and decided what their new values were. In Boissevain, the assessments went up 8.6%, while in the Morton ward, they increased 8%. This alone will give a tax bill a jump.