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Christmas Greetings

On behalf of the Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm, Mayor Fitzgerald, Deputy Mayor DeMoss, Councillors and Town Staff we would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone Joy, Peace and Good Will at this special time of year.

As you celebrate the Christmas Season with family and friends, it’s important to remember those who are less fortunate, those who are sick and those who need our kindness.

Merry Christmas and best wishes for a very Happy, Prosperous, and Healthy New Year.  May 2016 be a good year for you and your family.

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2016 Tax Structure Roddickton-Bide Arm

Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm
— 2016 Municipal Taxes—

The Town Council of Roddickton-Bide Arm has designated as Property Owner for the imposition and collection of taxes, the name of the tax payer which appears in the Assessment Roll.
In a Special Meeting of the Roddickton-Bide Arm Town Council held on November 19th, 2015 the following Tax Rates were adopted for the calendar year of 2016.

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TAX…….. 6.0 MILS………………..MINIMUM………………$ 325
BUSINESS PROPERTY TAX ………… 9.5 MILS ………………..MINIMUM …….…..……$ 375
POLL TAX (Annual) …………..………………………………………………………….…………………$ 350

BUSINESS TAX
Mail Order Companies & Banks ………………….91 mils…………………Minimum……… $ 275
Service Stations, Sawmills & Manufacturing Companies……..45 mils……Minimum………$ 275
Construction Companies ………………………………………………………..……..…………. $ 999

Fishing Companies/Entities …………………….. 45 mils………….……. Minimum………$ 1,500
Trucking Companies ………………………………………………………… Minimum ……..$ 1,500
Hotels & Motels ……………………….…16.0 mils ……………………….Minimum ………….$ 275
Senior Citizen Homes …………………16.0 mils………………………….Minimum …………$ 275
Outfitters………………………..$ 275 if revenue is > than $ 10,000, $ 150 if revenue is < $ 10,000

Boat Tour Operators………$ 275 if revenue is > than $ 10,000, $ 150 if revenue is < $ 10,000
Utilities & Cable Television …………………2.5% of revenues…………..Minimum …..…..$ 275
Business operating at no fixed commercial address (based on gross sales)….9.0 mils..Minimum….$ 275
All Other Businesses ……………………….. 33 mils……………………….…Minimum ..……..$ 275
Direct Sellers License (Annual) ………………………………….………………………….…. $ 60

WATER & SEWER TAX

RESIDENTIAL
Water & Sewer – basic annual rate ……………………..………………………………… $ 400
Water & Sewer Tax (Vacant Lot) – ½ basic annual rate ………………………….. $ 200
Water Tax Only – basic annual rate ……………………………….……………………… $ 272
Water Tax Only (Vacant Lot) – ½ basic annual rate ……………………….……….$ 136

COMMERCIAL
Water & Sewer – basic annual rate …………………………..…….…………………….. $ 473
Water Sewer Tax (Vacant Lot) – ½ basic annual rate………………………………$ 200
Water Tax Only – basic annual rate ………………………………..………………………$ 368
Educational Institution…………………………………….……………………….………….. $ 3035
Hospital …………………………………………….……………….………………………………..$ 3600
Hotels/ Motels ………………………………………………………………….…………………$ 1600
Senior’s Complex……………………………………………………………….……… ………..$ 1600

RE-HOOK UP FEE
Water Service ……………………………………………………………………………….. $ 100

All taxes are due when rendered. However, the following discounts will apply for early payment. A 10% discount will be given on all 2016 residential taxes which are paid in full by April 30, 2016.

Please Note: Discounts are not available when paying by VISA & MasterCard.

ALL 2016 TAXES ARE OVERDUE AS OF JULY 1st, 2016. Interest at the rate of 12% per annum (ie.1% per month) is being charged monthly on all arrears (ie. 2016 and earlier unpaid taxes). Interest on all unpaid 2016 taxes will begin on July 1st, 2016.

All business taxes which are paid in full by April 30, 2016 will be given a 5% discount

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Notice to Bide Arm Residents

Residents of Bide Arm: After midnight tonight, December16, 2015, the water pump will be replaced causing residents to lose their water for a short period of time. The boil order is still in effect. Please spread the word to those who did not have facebook or access to the internet. The Town apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Notice for Bide Arm Residents

To residents of Bide Arm: The Town water lines will be flushed a number of times over the next few days. To minimize the inconvenience to residents, work will be competed after midnight. Residents may experience low water pressure during this time.

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Harbour Authority

The Harbour Authority will be meeting Thursday, December 17. at 7:15PM, Gerry Byrne Room

The meeting will focus upon some tentative drawings done by Robin Gosse.

All are welcome.

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Message from Norpen

Message from Norpen:

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
December 24 & 31, 2015 Office and Landfill sites in all subregions close at 12:00 Noon. December 25, 26, 28 and January 1, closed.

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