Pursuant to Sections 224 and 225 of the Community Charter, Council will consider applications for permissive tax exemptions for the years 2017 to 2019.
In order to qualify for a tax exemption the following criteria applies:
Nature of the Organization must be:
-Non-profit or Charitable/Philanthropic;
-Athletic or Service Club/Association;
-Care facility/licensed private hospital;
-Partner of the municipality by agreement under s. 225 of the Community Charter;
-Other local authority; and/or
-Eligible under s. 220 statutory exemption (e.g. place of public worship, cemetery, library, Indian Land,hospital, etc.).
Subject property must be one of:
-Land and/or improvements owned or secured with a lease by the organization; or
-Land and/or improvements ancillary to a statutory exemption under s. 220 of the Community Charter.
The organization’s use of the land/improvements must benefit the community in one or more of the following ways:
-Provide recreational facilities for public use;
-Provide recreation programs to the public;
-Provide programs to and/or facilities used by youth, seniors or other special needs groups;
-Preserves heritage important to the community character;
-Preserves an environmentally, ecologically significant area of the community;
-Offers cultural or educational programs to the public which promote community spirit, cohesiveness and/or tolerance; and/or
-Offers services to the public in formal partnership with the municipality.
Applications are available at Town Hall and must be submitted to the Director of Finance and Corporate Services, Town of Creston, PO Box 1339, 238 – 10th Ave. N., Creston, BC V0B 1G0, using the prescribed application form, by 4:30 p.m. July 29, 2016.
Director of Finance and Corporate Services