Sangudo Racetrack Facility Proposal Accepted
Following a request for proposal for the Lease & Operation of the Motor Vehicle Racetrack Facility in Sangudo, County Council has reviewed the two proposals submitted and selected Doing it Right Track Promotions Ltd. as the successful proposal. Administration will now begin the process of negotiating a lease agreement with Doing It Right Track Promotions Ltd. in accordance with their submission. Further details about the 2018 racing season will be available on www.sangudospeedway.com once the lease agreement is finalized and the County approves the race schedule.
County Campground Rates Established for 2018
The campground 2018 rates reflect no change from 2017 rates, however, there is a new rate specific to Sangudo Riverside Campground for tents in the overflow field when all other designated sites are already occupied and clarity regarding the number/type of units permitted in a site included with the rate. The last increase in overnight/weekly rates was for the 2016 season, which reflected an approximately 10% increase over 2015 rates. A copy of the 2018 Campground Fee Schedule can be downloaded Here.
Reservations for all three County-owned campgrounds (Lessard Lake Public Campground, Paddle River Dam Campground, and Sangudo Riverside Campground) are accepted starting May 1st, 2018 at 9:00 am. Reservations can be made by contacting the campgrounds directly. contact information is available Here.
Council Takes First Step to New Small Business Tax Rate
At the March 8th Council meeting, County Council passed bylaw #xx-2018, Small Business Taxation Subclass. This bylaw is the first step to implement a special tax rate for Small Businesses allowed under recent changes to the Municipal Government Act. The Small Business tax rate may be up to 25% less than the rate for other non-residential properties. The reduction will only apply to municipal property taxes for qualifying small businesses, as outlined in the Act and municipal bylaw. In the coming weeks, Council will be establishing the specific guidelines for the subclass. Once these guidelines are in place the County will provide details to all small businesses that qualify. Further information can be found here on the County website as it becomes available.
New Policy for the Disposal of All Capital Assets
County Council has adopted a new policy which outlines the process for the disposal of all County capital assets. The new policy clarifies that Council will review each disposition individually and choose a process that best protects the interests of the County. As dispositions are infrequent and vary greatly, from old equipment to gravel pits, it would be next to impossible to set a policy that would address all possibilities effectively. The previous policy, canceled to allow for the new one, only addressed the disposal of land. However, it followed the same process for having Council review each disposition to determine the appropriate method for disposal. The new policy #03-050-003, Disposition of County Tangible Capital Assets (TCA) can be found in the Bylaws & Policies section of the County website.
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