Blackfalds resident upset with town

Blackfalds is ‘not’ intended for seniors. 1.) The basic monthly water and sewer costs are twice as high as in Red Deer or in Lacombe.

Blackfalds is ‘not’ intended for seniors.

1.) The basic monthly water and sewer costs are twice as high as in Red Deer or in Lacombe.

2.) Property taxes are at least 25% higher (I think 40%?) in Blackfalds than in the two neighbouring cities nearby.

3.) No public transportation or economical transportation to neighbouring cities.

Also, Alberta is no longer a place for seniors either.

1.) Property taxes in Kelowna, B.C. for a similar home as I own in Blackfalds would be approximately $400 per year after senior’s discounts. (Seniors still pay school taxes in Alberta). My home taxes on my home in Blackfalds are approximately $2,500 per annum.

2.) Home utility bills in Kelowna, B.C. are less per month because there are not as many fees added to the monthly bill. (During the summer months in Blackfalds , the monthly utility fees are much higher than costs for natural gas usage.)

Yes, in B.C. there are PST taxes on some goods purchased (not on food). I estimate my annual PST costs will amount to less than $1,500, so moving to B.C. will still provide me with a lot of extra money in my own jeans.

Joseph Byciuk

Blackfalds