Red Deer County defers levy

A Red Deer County property owner was given a break on a development levy.

A resident facing a large tax bill was given some relief by Red Deer County.

Council voted on Tuesday to apply a C&E Trail offsite levy to only a portion of a landowner’s property. The levy was put in place to cover the cost of road upgrades as the area is developed.

However, when one landowner applied for a development permit to locate a mobile home on their nearly nine-acre site they faced potentially a $16,872 levy bill.

The resident suggested a compromise that would see them initially pay the offsite levy on only the three-acre residential portion of the land, which works out to $5,700. The levy on the remaining six acres will be deferred.

Council agreed with the compromise.

“It’s important that we collect levies but we don’t want to stifle development,” said Mayor Jim Wood.

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