City of Quesnel tucks $56,754.21 into general revenue fund

Provincial government provides grants-in-lieu instead of paying local governments property taxes

Last month, the provincial government distributed more than $16 million to 54 communities around the province in lieu of municipal property taxes.

The grants-in-lieu cover land and property owned by the province, such as office buildings and warehouses.

The provincial government doesn’t earmark grants-in-lieu to a specific municipal budget.

Minister of Citizens’ Services Jinny Sims says the local governments know their communities best and these grants help fund priority projects and the money goes into each eligible local government’s general revenue account.

The City of Quesnel received $56,754.21 and the District of Wells got $1,043.80.

Grants-in-lieu of property taxes are distributed every November and reimburse local governments for the services they provide to the public and their support of public infrastructure, such as parks, municipally run sewers, roads and fire protection.

Schools and hospitals are exempt from paying property taxes and are not part of the calculation.

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