Recent Council Decisions:

Posted: April 30th, 2020 In COVID-19
Recent Council Decisions:
Posted On: April 30th, 2020

For all property classes of the Village of Radium Hot Springs, and for those who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, Council has provided the following relief. As the municipality continues to provide essential services to the community, it is appreciated that those who are capable and not in financial hardship continue to pay their invoices as per the regular schedule. This will assist the Municipality in maintaining its operations.

Relief for existing businesses:

Council has approved an extension for current business licenses until December 31st. New businesses will be required to purchase a new business license, which will be charged a pro-rated fee. The expiry date for new business licenses that are issued will also be December 31st . Please contact the Village office to obtain a New Business License application.

Utility Due Date relief:

Council has deferred the due date for the January to April Utility billing, which is normally due on June 5th. If you are able to pay without undue hardship, on June 5th, that would be appreciated. If you have been financially impacted by COVID-19, the due date has been extended until August 31st, 2020.
Council has deferred the due date for the May to August Utility billing, which is normally due on October 2nd. If you are able to pay without undue hardship, on October 2nd, that would be appreciated. If you have been financially impacted by COVID-19, the due date has been extended to October 15th, 2020.
No application is required to receive the extended due date. We only ask that those capable of paying on the normal dates, continue to do so.

Tax Payment Due Date relief:

  • Council has passed an Alternative Tax Collection Scheme bylaw, that is in compliance with the Provincial Government relief for the business classes (classes 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8). The Village tax collection scheme has also extended the same relief to the remaining residential and industrial property classes (1, 2, 3 and 9).
  • In addition, Council has divided the penalty due dates, and the penalty percentage amounts, in order to provide further relief.
  • The tax due date remains July 2nd, 2020. For those who are able to pay without undue financial hardship, it would be appreciated if payment is received by July 2nd.
  • All accounts with an outstanding balance of current taxes after July 2nd will be provided 90 days before a 5% penalty is applied. Balances of current taxes outstanding after the close of business on September 30th will have a 5% penalty applied to their property tax account on October 1st, 2020.
  • A further 32 days (a total of 123 days after July 2nd) will be provided to all accounts with an outstanding balance of current taxes before an additional 5% penalty is applied. Balances of current taxes outstanding after the close of business on November 2nd will have a 5% penalty applied to their property tax account on November 3rd, 2020.