In accordance with Section 382 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA), Council may pass a special tax bylaw to raise revenue for a specific service or purpose, including a boulevard tax and a recreational services tax. The special tax levy process was created to provide a self-funded mechanism for communities that desire an enhanced level of boulevard maintenance around streets and parks. The available services include mowing and trimming; tree well and shrub bed maintenance; perennial and annual flowers; litter control; and snow removal. A number of communities participate annually in the levy process and have either an established long-term enhanced Landscape Maintenance Agreement (LMA) or Pathways Snow Removal Agreement (PSRA) with The City of Calgary.
Edgemont community is new to the program this year. Members of the Edgemont community have recently provided a petition in support of the program and other members of the Edgemont community are currently compiling a petition opposing the program. As such this Special Tax Bylaw will be coming forward to the SPC on Community and Protective Services on 2016 April 06.
The public is welcome to attend. An agenda and more information will be posted at http://agendaminutes.calgary.ca/ by Friday, 2016 April 1.