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Picture Butte’s Maple Estates rescinding bylaw passed

Posted on February 25, 2020 by Sunny South News

By Nikki Jamieson
Sunny South News

Picture Butte town council has rescinded the Maple Estates bylaw.

Following a public hearing during council’s regular Feb. 10 meeting, to which no one attended and for which no submissions were received, second and third reading of Bylaw 890-20 — the Rescinding Bylaw for Bylaw 874-18, or the Maple Estates Bylaw.

The purpose of  the Maple Estates bylaw was to allow the town to identify the owner of Maple Estates Mobile Home Park manufactured home community as the assessed person for designated manufactured homes.

Administration had felt this was needed because the town had been having issues collecting taxes on manufactured homes in the park dating back years.

The bylaw was passed in late 2018, and would come into effect in 2020.

However, when the bylaw was passed council had also asked administration to bring the matter back before the end of 2019, to see if there was a possibility to rescind the bylaw if they received the necessary information.

During council’s regular Dec. 16, 2019, meeting, council heard from administration and Dan Chronik, the owner of the Maple Estates Mobile Home Park, that the town had received all the information they needed regarding the manufactured homes in the park.

Council had then unanimously passed a motion to reconsider bylaw 874-18 and direct administration to draft a rescinding bylaw for bylaw 874-18.

The rescinding bylaw was previously given first reading during council’s regular Jan. 13 meeting.

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