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Proposed Local Improvement

The Council for the Rural Municipality of Brokenhead is proposing a Local Improvement Plan for the Rural Municipality of Brokenhead for the repair and expansion of the existing wastewater lagoon located on NW, SW and SE quarters of Section 15-13-6EPM.

The $5,000,000.00 total cost of the project will be cost-shared by the Federal Government ($1,566,666.00), Provincial Government ($1,566,666.00) and the Rural Municipality of Brokenhead ($1,866,668.00).

The Rural Municipality of Brokenhead will fund its share of the cost by drawing $1,188,045.00 from reserves and borrowing the balance of $678,623.00

Documents:

Feasibility Study
Pre-Design Report
Lagoon License

 

Local Improvement District

The Local Improvement District required under this proposal will include:

  1. All taxable, grant-in-lieu and other wise exempt properties in the Local Urban District of Tyndall-Garson (LID #1) that has an existing holding tank and/or septic field or injector system or has the potential to have a holding tank and/or septic field or injector system, excluding vacant residential lots over 10 acres and excluding all farmland and farm outbuildings (property class 30 and 31) as described in Schedule “A”.  Click here to view a map of LID #1.
  2. All taxable, grant-in-lieu and other wise exempt properties in the Rural Municipality of Brokenhead (LID #2) that has an existing holding tank and/or septic field or injector system or has the potential to have a holding tank and/or septic field or injector system, excluding vacant residential lots over 10 acres and excluding all farmland and farm outbuildings (property class 30 and 31) as described in Schedule “B”.  Click here to view a map of LID #2.

 

Potential Tax Payers

Potential tax payers under this plan are property owners of:

  1. All taxable, grant-in-lieu and other wise exempt properties in the Local Urban District of Tyndall-Garson (LID #1) that has an existing holding tank and/or septic field or injector system or has the potential to have a holding tank and/or septic field or injector system, excluding vacant residential lots over 10 acres and excluding all farmland and farm outbuildings (property class 30 and 31) as described in Schedule “C”.  Click here to view list of properties affected in LID #1.
  2. All taxable, grant-in-lieu and other wise exempt properties in the Rural Municipality of Brokenhead (LID #2) that has an existing holding tank and/or septic field or injector system or has the potential to have a holding tank and/or septic field or injector system, excluding vacant residential lots over 10 acres and excluding all farmland and farm outbuildings (property class 30 and 31) as described in Schedule “D”.  Click here to view list of properties affected in LID #2.

 

Method and Rate to Calculate Local Improvement Tax

The local improvement tax to be levied under this proposal will be based on a per parcel basis for LID #1 and LID #2.  These rates are to be calculated as follows:

Cash (Prepayment) Option:

  1. $175.00 (one-time) per dwelling, buildable lot and/or principal building for LID #1 – Local Urban District of Tyndall-Garson.  Additional levies will be charged on the following Roll Numbers:  9000.560, 9001.040, 24000.000 and 45775.000
  2. $317.00 (one-time) per dwelling, buildable lot and/or principal building for LID #2 – Rural Municipality of Brokenhead Rural Area.  Additional levies will be charged on the following Roll Number:  414500.00

OR

Finance Option

  1. $23.07 per dwelling, buildable lot and/or principal building annually on property taxes for 10 years (2017 to 2026) for LID #1 – Local Urban District of Tyndall-Garson.  Additional levies will be charged on the following Roll Numbers:  9000.560, 9001.040, 24000.000 and 45775.000
  2. $41.77 per dwelling, buildable lot and/or principal building annually on property taxes for 10 years (2017 to 2026) for LID #2 – Rural Municipality of Brokenhead.  Additional levies will be charged on the following Roll Number:  414500.000

Examples:  A residential property with one dwelling unit will be charged for one dwelling.  A residential property with two dwelling units will be charged for two dwellings.

Cash Option

Pursuant to Section 325 of The Municipal Act, taxpayers will be permitted to prepay their respective local improvement taxes by a date set by Council under the “cash cost” method because they are based on a per parcel rate.

 

Estimated Cost of Project

The total cost of the repair and expansion of the existing wastewater treatment lagoon expansion is estimated at $5,000,000.00.

Total:$5,000,000.00
Lagoon Expansion$4,084,434.00
Lagoon Expansion Design$176,888.00
Administrative & Services Agreement$243,120.00
Existing Lagoon Repairs$495,558.00

 

Anticipated Sources of Funding

Anticipated sources of funding for the project are reserves ($1,188,045.00), Canada-Manitoba New Building Canada Fund – Small Communities Fund (Provincial $1,566,666.00), (Federal $1,566,666.00) and borrowing ($678,623.00).

Reserves 
Utility Reserve$289,025.00
Lagoon Reserve$661,061.00
Bridge Reserve$78,759.00
General Reserve$50,000.00
LUD Road Maintenance Reserve$109,200.00

 

Particulars of Borrowing

Estimated Amount of Borrowing$678,623.00
Term10 year period
RateNo more than 5.375% per annum
Annual Payment$89,492.38

 

Funding Annual Operations and Maintenance

The continuing maintenance of the local improvement is to be funded by the Utility yearly Operating Budget.

 

Previous Lagoon By-Laws

By-Law 1977 – Original Borrowing By-Law of Current Lagoon (April 2003, project cost $8,650,000, borrowing $3,200,000)
By-Law 2048-07 – Amended Borrowing By-Law ($2,452,437.15 actual costs, capital costs/lot reduced to $3,000)
By-Law 2060-08 – Second Borrowing By-Law ($546,968.12, residents pay $104.26/year for 20 years)

 

Other By-Laws of Interest

By-Law 2075-08 – Establishing Fees for Septic Hauling
By-Law 2036-06 – Establishing a Lagoon Reserve Fund
By-Law 2114-12 – Utility and Sewer Rates