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Council Wage Issue Should Not Be Dismissed

Strathcona County Council remuneration is not a trivial issue that should be taken lightly. The Strathcona County Taxpayers Association believes all sides of the issue should be placed before residents of Strathcona County. Strathcona County is the sixth largest...

School Tax Debate Needed

Quality education in Alberta is everyone’s responsibility and should be funded only through income tax. It is time to eliminate the education tax from residential and commercial properties. In Alberta 69% of education funding comes from general revenue and 31% comes...

Say No To Electric Busses

It appears as if another municipality has something we do not. The debate on electric busses in Strathcona County has begun. The Strathcona County Taxpayers Association would like Strathcona County Council to end this debate before it costs any money. Remember the...

Heating Plant Failures

The Strathcona County Taxpayers Association would like to bring attention to yet another infrastructure project that experienced large cost overruns and still experiences an operating deficit. Across from County Hall is a biomass heating system that was designed to...

More Surpluses That Belong to Taxpayers

Another year, another surplus. Strathcona County’s local government has realized a 2016 operating surplus of $19.3 million as well as a utilities surplus of $2.3 million. This means Strathcona County took over $21 million more in property taxes than it needed. These...