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Willow Creek MD approves levy for Fort Macleod playground

The MD of Willow Creek has formally approved a special levy paid by ratepayers in the Fort Macleod recreation area to recover the costs of providing funding for a playground.
Council agreed Wednesday to apply the special levy starting in 2015.
At its May 14 meeting, council had reviewed a tax report outlining the impact of recovering $50,000 over three years from those ratepayers.
It showed the impact would be an average of about $100 per ratepayer per year.
The study was a result of a request for support made by the Fort Macleod playground committee at council’s April 23 meeting.
At that time it was suggested $50,000 be committed by the MD of Willow Creek to the playground project.
However, council was informed the committee held another successful fundraiser and the amount needed to complete the project was down to $38,841.52.
Council agreed to provide $38,000, to come out of undesignated reserves, with the intention of recovering it by a special levy over three years.
“They’ve done a lot of work,” Coun. John Kroetsch said of the playground committee.
“And they will continue to do the work,” Coun. Maryanne Sandberg added.

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