Lacombe to update levies

Lacombe city council voted on Monday to spend nearly $81,000 to update the levies charged to developers to help pay for roads and sewers.

Lacombe city council voted on Monday to spend nearly $81,000 to update the levies charged to developers to help pay for roads and sewers.

The last time the city reviewed its off-site levies was in 2006 and since that time infrastructure costs have changed significantly, council was told. The current levy rate would not provide enough money to pay for the servicing required for new developments.

To update the levies, Stantec Consulting will be hired to undertake a study and prepare a report outlining findings and proposed levy changes. That will be presented to council and the local development community for comment.

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