Langley Township taxes raised to cover Mounties, roads, and litter

Property taxes will go up again this year in the Township.

Township council approved a 3.93 per cent property tax increase for 2016, up slightly from last year’s 3.69 per cent tax increase.

Along with increases to the water, sewer, and solid waste fees, it means approximately $63 a year in extra taxes for a typical Township household.

The budget passed on a six to three vote, with Councillors Petrina Arnason, Kim Richter, and Michelle Sparrow opposed.

Included in the budget are funds of $320,000 for two new RCMP officers – one to patrol the Willoughby area and an extra school liaison officer – and $537,500 for the road paving program.

Another $537,500 will be put toward a capital infrastructure replacement reserve program.

There is also $100,000 set aside for an anti-litter strategy that aims to reduce illegal dumping, and $145,000 to cover the increasing costs of maintaining the Township’s vehicles and public works equipment.

With the two new Mounties, Langley Township will have hired five new RCMP officers in the last two years.

Langley City was also contemplating hiring new RCMP officers this year. City and Township officers work out of the same detachment.


Just Posted

Langley hosting high-flying fun at annual gymnastics tournament

Action runs Friday through Sunday at the Langley Events Centre fieldhouse.

BREAKING: Plecas won’t run in next election if legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Langley Secondary students rehearse upcoming musical comedy

The Langley Secondary Musical Theatre Company presents Guys and Dolls on Feb. 22.

Guatemala mission offers hope, health

Peninsula team to visit remote villages, build a home, in Piedra Blanca

Cloverdale nurse, Langley truck driver awarded for saving a police officer’s life

Angela Feltrin and Earl Hanes thanked by B.C. RCMP’s top cop

VIDEO: How much snow do you have?

Langley residents are being asked to share images of their snow to enter for a $20 coffee card.

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Man taken to hospital for smoke inhalation, burns after fire at RV park

Firefighters find man suffering from smoke inhalation, burns to face and hands: battalion chief

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

Liberals have had three veterans-affairs ministers — Kent Hehr, Seamus O’Regan and Wilson-Raybould

No Center of Gravity festival in Kelowna this summer: organizers

COG organizers said the hope is to return to the Okanagan in 2020

Names keep adding to vaccine petition started by B.C. mom

Maple Ridge mom started campaign to make vaccination a condition of attending school

Most Read