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2015 Budget approved with 3.13 percent tax increase

Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2015 09:00 PM

After Council's third session of deliberation, Lake Country's 2015 Operating and Capital Budget will result in a 3.13 percent tax increase, which equates to approximately $50.66 on an average single-family home assessed at $492,000; and includes consideration of 2015 debt servicing for CN Rail Corridor acquisition.

Each 1% tax increase raises $97,854. The BC Assessment completed roll figures show that the 2015 tax base increased by 2.1% or $203,000.

The District's total operating budget for 2015 is...

Lake Country 2015 Budget Approved

Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2015 09:00 PM

Council held three Budget Meetings and approved the 2015 Annual Budget on January 29th. The budget reflects the direction set out by Council through the funding of priorities that were adopted in December after the municipal election. In a nutshell, the process goes somewhat like this: Council sets its priorities and directs staff to produce a budget based on those priorities; staff then prepares a budget including those priorities and prepares a list of projects based on a number of technical...

Congratulations to Lake Country Art Gallery on its 5th Anniversary!

Posted on Sunday, January 18, 2015 09:00 PM

January 22, 2015 marks five years since the public art gallery in Lake Country opened its doors on January 22, 2010.

These five years have been busy with rich and varied art exhibitions, many workshops and artists talks, film series, candlelight dinners, business gatherings, fundraising events, trivia nights, youth programs, the art bazaar, family days, demonstrations, and much more.

Thanks to the creative and efficient work of Gallery Manager, Petrina McNeil, and Curator Katie Brennan, the gallery...

Alternative Approval Process for Okanagan Rail Corridor purchase begins

Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2015 09:00 PM

District of Lake Country Council initiated an alternative approval process (AAP) today seeking elector approval to borrow up to $2.6 million to fund 50 per cent of the purchase of the discontinued CN rail line within District of Lake Country's jurisdiction.

"Anyone that supports the borrowing for this purchase does not need to do anything," said Reyna Seabrook, Corporate Services Manager.

Lake Country electors opposed to the borrowing must submit the established Elector Response Form with an original...

Municipal Hall CLOSED Jan 5 due to extreme weather

Posted on Sunday, January 04, 2015 09:00 PM

Stay safe and stay home today. Due to the significant snowfall that continues through Monday, January 5, 2015 Municipal Hall in Lake Country will be CLOSED.

Essential services will remain in operation and snow removal crews will continue to focus on main routes.



Schools throughout the Central Okanagan will also be closed January 5.