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Council Highlights May 22nd 2024

The Township of Huron-Kinloss Council Meeting was held in Council Chambers at 21 Queen Street in Ripley at 7:00 p.m. Highlights from the meeting include:

Delegation of Authority for Tax Relief Applications

The Treasurer presented a report to Council recommending a delegation of authority for Section 357(1)(d.1) of the Municipal Act, 2001. Section 357 allows municipalities to cancel, reduce, or refund taxes if an applicant cannot pay due to sickness or extreme poverty, though it does not define these terms or set evidentiary requirements. The Township doesn't have a policy to handle such applications, which involves collecting sensitive personal information. The Municipal Act allows municipalities to delegate this authority to the Assessment Review Board (ARB), which ensures confidentiality and consistent handling of cases. Council approved the recommendation to delegate this responsibility to the ARB as a proactive measure.

Statement of Investments

The Township’s Investment Policy permits the Treasurer to invest surplus finds in order to maximize the rate of return. The report includes a summary of the current investment portfolio. The investment interest earned in 2023 was $208,697.32, compared to $97,862.24 due to higher yielding investment opportunities.

Upcoming Meetings

The next Township of Huron-Kinloss Committee of the Whole meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on June 3rd, 2024. This meeting will be held in Council Chambers at the Municipal Office, 21 Queen Street in Ripley.

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Township of Huron-Kinloss
21 Queen Street
P.O. Box 130
Ripley ON, N0G 2R0

Phone: 519-395-3735
Fax : 519-395-4107

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