District of Summerland Council are supportive of a property tax rate increase of 1.65% for 2021. The average Summerland home assessed at $591,790 will see an increase in annual property taxes of approximately $22.07. Curbside collection fees are also proposed to increase by $2.35 per month (effective March 1, 2021), in part to provide for two unlimited yard waste events in 2021.
Prior to finalizing the 2021 budget, Summerland Council is seeking to obtain public feedback on the proposed 2021 budget. Although COVID-19 has curtailed in-person meetings, please join us remotely on Wednesday, February 10 at 4:00pm to attend the 2021 Virtual Budget Open House via Zoom. Please email email@example.com to request the meeting link prior to 3:00pm on Wednesday, February 10.
In order to ensure public comments and input are available for Council consideration prior to finalizing the budget, please submit all budget comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 noon on Monday, February 15.
The proposed tax increase and curbside collection fee increase will help maintain or improve current service levels and allow for initiatives and projects that will improve the livability and resiliency of our community.