Public Hearing on Proposed Special Service Levy
On February 2, 2021, residents had the opportunity to present comments on the proposed special service levy on unconnected properties. Council heard two presentations and received 48 objections in written form.
After considering all of the comments, the Mayor and all Councillors voted unanimously in favour of the plan, and proceeded to apply to The Municipal Board for approval of the proposed by-law. The application package included the public hearing presentations, all written objections and comments gathered from residents during the July 2020 survey.
Recordings of the public hearing and subsequent special meeting of Council can be viewed on the RM's YouTube Channel.
PLEASE NOTE: Plans for this levy were set aside in June 2021 when updated financial estimates showed it would not be needed during the phase-in period. More information is available here.
Virtual Open Houses
On January 27 and 28, 2021, the RM hosted interactive Zoom events to answer questions about implementation plans for the new system, including the proposed special service levy on unconnected properties. More than 200 people participated. Recordings of the events can be viewed on the RM's YouTube Channel.
Results of the July 2020 Survey
From June 30 to August 4, residents were invited to share their views and help the RM make important decisions as we prepare to implement the new South St. Andrews Wastewater System. Thanks to everyone who participated!
The response rate was excellent, with 655 people sharing their views. About 90% of responses were from within the wastewater service area, which indicates we heard from about a third of the households who will be using the new system.