Recognizing that many are experiencing pressures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lac Ste. Anne County Council has authorized immediate relief measures for County residents and business owners. The measures outlined below are designed to ease the financial burden for ratepayers in the short term. For those who have the means, payment of accounts prior to their due dates is advised.
These measures were officially ratified at the April 23, 2020 Lac Ste. Anne County Council meeting.
Utility Accounts (Water, Sewer and Garbage)
Billings for water, sewer and curbside garbage pickup will continue as normal. Utility bills are due monthly; however, penalties of 3.5% and other means of collection will not be imposed until September 1, 2020. Any Water/Sewer/Garbage amounts that remain unpaid at December 31, 2020 will be applied to the property tax roll in 2021.
Property Tax Notices will be mailed in May 2020 as usual, with a payment deadline of June 30, 2020. Penalties on current taxes (not including the Tax Prepayment Plan) will be applied at 6% on September 1, 2020. On November 1, 2020, penalties to current arrears will be applied at 9%, and on January 1, 2021, a 9% penalty will be applied to the entire outstanding balance.
Solid Waste Utility
The Solid Waste Utility billing will be mailed out in April 2020. The utility billing normally due on June 30, 2020, has been extended until August 31, 2020. Solid Waste utility bills outstanding on September 1, 2020 will be subject to a 3.5% penalty, and any billings that remain outstanding on December 31, 2020 will be applied to the property tax roll in 2021.
Lac Ste. Anne County remains committed to supporting the health and well-being of the community during this public health crisis. We understand that many residents and businesses are struggling with concerns related to finances, essential supplies and the health of their families, and we will continue to offer support wherever possible.