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Public Meeting Results

A Public Meeting was held on August 30th.  Two bylaws, attached below, were discussed along with the future of the Holden Complex and upcoming municipal elections.

The turnout for the meeting was excellent, and a focused discussion was led by a provincial Community Development Officer.

A summary of the discussion notes is available in pdf below. This will go to Council at their next meeting for consideration.

Thank you to all who attended.

Budget 2017 & Property Tax Notices

Village of Holden Council passed the 2017 Budget at their June 19th regular meeting.

Total Assessment has increased, therefore the Mill Rate decreased. Due to an overall correction and adjustments in property assessment, the lower tax rate will have a varied affect on individual property taxes.

When reviewing your Notice, keep in mind that the assessed value of your property should reflect the actual market value (i.e. the price you would hope to receive if you sold the property).

Public Behaviour Bylaw

Council passed first reading of the Public Behaviour Bylaw at the April 18/17 regular meeting and second reading in May.

Council has received mixed reaction from the public to the concept of the bylaw, so will defer a final decision until they have an opportunity to discuss this further at an open house.

A copy of the bylaw is attached below.

Residential No-Charge Energy Savings Program

Alberta has a new Energy Savings Program.

Energy Efficiency Alberta’s trained installers will be in the field starting this April. You can sign up now to have energy efficient product upgrades installed in your home. When they visit, the trained installers will—at no charge—install energy-savings products that will allow you to save money right away. These products—lightbulbs, faucet aerators, and smart thermostats—will help your home become more energy efficient.

To find out more, go to their website, via the link below:

Dog License Fees

All dogs over 6 months of age require a license in Holden.

Under Animal Control Bylaw, No. 6-2014, the License Fee for dogs is:

  • $15 for first-time registration and tag
  • Annual tag renewal is $15, if paid by February 28
  • If paid in March to December, the annual renewal is $20 (late fee added)
  • Fines of $30 - $40 may also be levied against owners who fail to license their dogs, or renew their license

License tags are available at the Village office.

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