Presently, residents in rural municipalities — and urban municipalities (Town, Villages and Summer Villages) under 5,000 population — do not directly pay for policing through their municipal taxes. Under a new model that the Government of Alberta proposed to municipalities this fall, these communities would begin paying between 15 to 70 percent of policing costs. View the tables below to see the resultant financial impact to local municipalities if the proposed model is implemented. At the top end of the model, this would represent a burden of up to $1.4 million for Lac Ste. Anne County – meaning an increase of more than $400 per year to the average taxpayer.
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