Flin Flon City Council held a public hearing last night to review their Special Services Proposal for another three years. It establishes a per parcel rate to defray the cost of police and fire service for this year through 2021 so all property owners share the cost of these services. The total cost of these services this year is estimated at just over 1.17 million dollars rising by up to three percent in 2020 and 21. The per parcel charge to be paid by taxpayers would be $395.27 this year also rising by up to three percent in 2020 and 21.
The proposed Special Services Levy is dropping from $654.09 last year due to a 39 percent decrease in policing costs. Flin Flon’s population has decreased below five thousand causing a much greater percentage of the funding for RCMP policing to be covered by the province of Manitoba
The proposal now goes to the Municipal Board for their review before returning to Council for final approval.