Annexed Millet company caught between two tax bills

Liquids in Motion trucking company makes request of town council

The recent annexation of industrial land by the Town of Millet has created some minor hurdles for some businesses, as evidenced at the June 13 council meeting.

Deputy mayor Pat Garrett was chairing the meeting where Town CAO Teri Pelletier presented a letter of request from large trucking company Liquids in Motion. The company is located on land recently annexed by the Town of Millet from the County of Wetaskiwin.

“We formally request council to consider waiving penalties related to our 2018 property tax balance we expect to have remaining at June 30, 2018,” stated the letter from Derrek Dobko, general manager of Liquids in Motion.

“The property owned by Liquids in Motion Leasing had been annexed to the Town of Millet which we feel will be positive for the future; however, we had been under the County of Wetaskiwin’s tax installment plan which we were not able to continue with the transition.”

Dobko requested Liquids in Motion pay 50 per cent of their taxes by June 30, stated in the memo as $25,251.22; he requested payments of 16.67. 16.67 and 16.66 per cent on July 31, Aug. 31 and Sept. 30 respectively of $8,418.75, $8,418.75 and $8,413.72.

Dobko also requested the tax penalty, levied on unpaid bills as of July 1, be waived. Pelletier noted the tax penalty is 18 per cent. She also noted Liquids in Motion also plans to sign up for Millet’s tax installment plan.

Councilor Robin Brooks said waiving the tax penalty is fair. “I think we should,” said Brooks.

Councilor carol Sadoroszney agreed. “We need to be fair about this,” said Sadoroszney. “I think we should waive this.”

Pelletier said there could be other annexed taxpayers who are in the same situation.

Councilors unanimously agreed to Liquids in Motion’s requests.

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