Tax Information

Rural Municipality of Montcalm
2017 Financial Plan and Resulting Taxes

Education Taxes
 
As you may know, all taxable properties are required to pay school division taxes. The RM of Montcalm collects these school taxes on behalf of Border Land and Red River Valley School Divisions, who advises us how much we are required to collect. For commercial properties only, there is also the requirement to pay a Provincial Education Levy.
 
The amount that the RM of Montcalm is required to collect for 2017, compared to 2016, is shown below.

 Education Taxes to Collect
 Education Authority  2016 Amount
 2017 Amount  Dollar Increase  Percentage Increase
 Province of Manitoba  $467,711  $483,016  $15,305  3.3%
 Borderland School Division  $1,657,179  $1,896,754  $239,575  14.45%
 Red River Valley School Division  $827,793  $910,656  $82,863  10%
 

We recommend that you contact the applicable school division with ANY concerns or questions you have regarding your education taxes.
 
Border Land School Division Office – Phone: 204-324-6491, E-mail: blsd@blsd.ca
Red River Valley School Division Office – Phone: 204-746-2317, E-mail: rrvsd@rrvsd.ca
 
Reassessment
Since 2017 was not a reassessment year, there will only be a change in your assessment if there were changes to your property, which resulted in a re-assessment of your property value. Some examples may include but are not limited to; a new addition, renovation on existing structures and/or new structures added. The next re-assessment year is 2018.
 
Municipal Taxes
Total 2017 municipal tax increases (education is not included) are shown in the table below,

 Municipal Taxes
 2016 Amount  2017 Amount  Dollar Increase  Percentage Increase
 1,928,504  $2,246,138  $317,634  16.47%

The most significant increased costs regarding municipal taxes are:
  • Transportation Services increase from $842,550 to $1,011,326. This is largely due to additional ditching and drainage work as well as snow removal expenses scheduled for 2017.
  • Fiscal Services increase from $646,244 to $702,778, which is to provide funding to long term planning along with reserve fund contributions for large projects occurring within the LUD of St Jean Baptiste.
  • Fire Special Service Levy will have no change to the services already being provided for fire protection. The levy removes 70% of fire protection costs from the General Levy and establishes a special service levy of $127.96 per property with structures to provide funding for Fire Protection Services. This special service levy will be applied on all properties with structures in the RM of Montcalm including otherwise exempt properties for the years 2017 to 2021. Vacant lots are excluded.
    • The remaining 30% of estimated costs for services shall continue to be raised through the General Levy (on the at-large assessment portion).
    • The calculation method used to establish the special service levy was based on a per parcel rate information from the 2016 Assessment roll provided by the Department of Indigenous and Municipal Relations:
    • The calculations used is shown in the box below:

 Time Frame  Total Cost Estimate  70% of Cost Estimate  # of Properties with Structures  Special Service Tax Cost per Property
 2017 - 2021   $ 136,000  $ 95,200
 744  $ 127.96

2017 Mill Rates, etc.
 
Special Service Levies
 
Garbage Collection (where applicable)………………... $152.00 per dwelling
Fire Services Levy ………………………………………. $127.96 per property with structure
All Recreation Centres………………………………….... $130.00 per dwelling plus
- St-Jean Baptiste Recreation Centre: …………………….…0.310 mills
- Letellier Recreation Centre: …………………………………0.839 mills
- St-Joseph Recreation Centre: ………………………………0.727 mills
 
Business Tax……………………………………………………………...3.0%
 

 MUNICIPAL TAX  Rural  L.U.D. St-Jean-Baptiste
 General Levy  5.094 mills  11.752 mills
 Municipal Levy at Large  2.584 mills  2.584 mills
  Reserves  1.548 mills  0.611 mills
   9.226 mills  14.947 mills
     
 SCHOOL TAX  Farm & Residential  Commercial & Other
 Borderland S.D.  16.909 mill  27.409 mills
 Red River Valley S.D.  14.068 mills  24.568 mills

Board of Revision
2018 Assessment Notices were mailed out this year with a market value as of April 1, 2016. Ratepayers can appeal their assessment or classification on an annual basis. Appeals must be received in writing by October 30, 2017 at the Municipal Office and must clearly state what is being appealed, i.e. assessment or classification. Taxes are not appealable. The Board of Revision date is scheduled for November 15, 2017.
 
Discount for early payment
 
 The rates are as follows:  1.00% for the months of June & July, 2017
   0.75% for the month of August, 2017
   0.25% for the month of September, 2017
   
 Example of discount:  $1000.00 tax bill paid in June 2017
   X 1.00% discount
   $ 10.00 SAVING
   You pay only $990.00


Due Date
 
Current taxes due and payable on or before October 31, 2017. Payments sent by mail or paid online MUST be received by October 31st, or are otherwise subject to penalty. Allow for 3-5 business days for online and mailed payments to be received. Penalties are calculated at 1% per month or 12% per annum.

Other
  • CAN I WRITE A POSTDATED CHEQUE? Postdated cheques dated October 31, 2017 will be accepted. A mail slot is located on the back door of the Administrative Office for after hour’s cheque payments.
     
  • Penalties on any arrears on the tax bills were calculated as of May 24, 2017 and therefore subject to further penalties. Furthermore, if any payments were made on the bill after this date they will not be reflected on the bill, but reflected in our computer system.

    For further information please contact the municipal office at 204-737-2271. Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 pm. & 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
     
  • The RM of Montcalm would also like to update our current records as well as provide more efficient services to its residents by offering a paperless receipt option. Therefore, we kindly request that residents please take the time to fill out the contact information insert included in this envelope. Please provide your full address, roll numbers, best contact phone number and e-mail address.
     
  • We would also like to announce that the RM of Montcalm nuisance grounds will now be accepting florescent light bulbs and batteries at both the St Jean Baptiste and Letellier locations.
2017 PROJECTS AND FINANCIAL PLAN HIGHLIGHTS
  • ST JEAN BAPTISTE:
    • St. Jean lagoon to be constructed during the summer
    • Chalet Montcalm / Paradis parking lot and road to be paved
    • The LUD of St. Jean will start contributing $100,000 per year to reserve funds to save for large prospective projects
       
  • LETELLIER:
    • First Street East (3rd Ave to start of gravel) to be re-asphalted
    • Letellier lagoon study to determine future needs
       
  • MONTCALM:
    • Other smaller road and bridge projects
    • 40+ miles of ditching work (location map included) o All 4 utilities to be amalgamated into 1 utility serving the whole RM
       
  • Significant purchases:
    • Mower,
    • Skid steer,
    • Asset management program,
    • Pick-up for Water Utilities
    • Office renovations to comply with accessibility standards (start of 5-10 year process).


2017 EDUCATION TAXES

As you may know, all taxable properties are required to pay school division taxes. The RM of Montcalm collects these school taxes on behalf of Border Land and Red River Valley School Divisions, who advises us how much we are required to collect. For commercial properties only, there is also the requirement to pay a Provincial Education Levy.

 Education Taxes to Collect
 Education Authority  2016 Amount  2017 Amount  Dollar Increase  Percentage Increase
 Province of Manitoba  $467,711  $483,016  $15,305  3.3%
 Borderland School Division  $1,657,179  $1,896,754  $239,575  14.45%
 Red River Valley School Division  $827,793  $910,656  $82,863  10%

We recommend that you contact the applicable school division with ANY concerns or questions you have regarding your education taxes.

 BORDERLAND SCHOOL DIVISION TRUSTEES
 www.blsd.ca
 WARD #  NAME  PHONE NUMBER    WARD #  NAME  PHONE NUMBER
 1  Mrs. Jolene Bunn  204-437-2102    6  Mr. Jake Fehr  204-327-5399
 2  Mr. Robert Pitura  204-370-6274    7  Mrs. Patricia Wiebe  204-324-9300
 3  Mrs. Gail Sutherland  204-373-2434    7  Mr. Craig Smiley  204-324-5352
 4  Mrs. Florence Beaudry  204-427-2922    7  Mr. Steven Wiebe  204-304-0663
 5  Mr. Albert Klassen  204-371-5801        


 BORDERLAND SCHOOL DIVISION ADMINISTRATION
 www.blsd.ca
 POSITION  NAME
 PHONE: 204-324-6491
 TOLL FREE: 1-866-324-6491
 CEO/Superintendent  Krista Curry  Ext. 1010
 Assistant Superintendent  Jonathan Toews  Ext. 1011
 Secretary Treasurer  Rachel Geirnaert  Ext. 1012


 RED RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DIVISION TRUSTEES
 www.rrvsd.ca
 WARD #  NAME  EMAIL    WARD #  NAME  EMAIL
 1  Alicia Lazaridis alazaridis@rrvsd.ca    5  Shelley Syrota  ssyrota@rrvsd.ca
 2  Jacqueline Wolfe jwolfe@rrvsd.ca    6  Maureen Sicotte  msicotte@rrvsd.ca
 3  Jake Cornelsen jcornelsen@rrvsd.ca    7  Charlene Geiler  cgeiler@rrvsd.ca
 4  Fred Kelesnik fkelesnik@rrvsd.ca        


 RED RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DIVISION ADMINISTRATION
 www.rrvsd.ca
 POSITION  NAME  PHONE: 204-746-2317
 CEO/Superintendent  Pauline Lafond-Bouchard    Ext. 2225
 Assistant Superintendent  Darren Skog  Ext. 2223
 Secretary Treasurer  Alma Mitchell  Ext. 2226