The County of Paintearth mill rate stays the same as last year, as determined at the May 7 council meeting.
There will be no increase to taxes for county rate payers unless your property assessment went up or down or if you’ve built an addition on your home.
Council also learned the Coronation RCMP Detachment welcomed two new additions to their team. Constable Corey Hall and Constable Diana Stratton are the newest members to the detachment.
The Castor Child Care Society requested funding from the County of Paintearth to help keep its Busy Beaver Day Care operating. Recent grant funding cuts have meant the Busy Beaver Day Care Center is now faced with serious financial difficulties. They are looking at raising fees but think this decision will be detrimental to lower income families who use its facilities. Council asked administration to seek more information regarding the matter and to report back with its findings before they decide to offer monetary support.
The Public Works Report concluded that road bans are still in effect. Trucks and vehicles are still required to carry a certain amount of weight while on the road so as to avoid damage to the roads.