Freeze the municipal tax rate in Pembroke Ontario

Freeze the municipal tax rate in Pembroke Ontario

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James Oberfrank started this petition to The Corporation of the City of Pembroke (Mayor) and

References: a. https://globalnews.ca/news/5707127/property-taxes-ontario/

b. https://www.zoocasa.com/blog/ontario-property-tax-rates-2019/

This Petition is on behalf of the property tax payers of Pembroke Ontario regarding the proposed tax increase for the 2021 budget.

The city of Pembroke has the 2nd highest tax rate in Ontario according to the data referenced.  Water and Sewer charges are also over one thousand annually.

Due to the past months of employment loss and ever increasing costs of goods and services impacting the vast majority of local residents and the current Covid-19 concerns of health and economic uncertainty. We are herby requesting that the Pembroke elected council members consider freezing tax rates at the present level for the current year 2021. We propose you revisit the tax rate increase next year fiscal year for the 2021/22 period and in the long term, table alternate methods of either revenue generation and/or areas for long term tax cuts.  

We want our town to grow and finding other innovative ways to serve the tax base and encourage residents to stay here and hopefully with lower taxes, more people will want to make Pembroke their home. 
 
 

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