The Glengarry News

North Glengarry

Tax glitches

publisher Feb 3, 2017 - 9:13am

North Glengarry Township is working on correcting errors that have been detected in its tax bills.

“After a routine internal review, the township has identified discrepancies in the status of some tax accounts. The discrepancies typically relate to the manner in which payments, penalty and interest were applied and reported,” the municipality says in a press release.

“We are assessing the situation and working with our auditors to determine the nature and the scale of the issue,” relates  Treasurer Annie Levac.

The township is also determining the most appropriate way to rectify the mistakes and is communicating with individuals regarding their tax accounts.

Chief Administrative Officer Daniel Gagnon notes that “the township needs to carefully balance privacy laws and its legislated duty to operate as transparently as possible and will continue to update the public and council as needed as the situation unfolds.” The problem was red-flagged when pre-authorized payment accounts for 2017 were being set up, he explains.

When they received their interim tax bills, some ratepayers complained that they were being charged interest on overdue taxes, when in fact they were not in arrears.

“We are digging into it, dealing with this on a case by case basis,” relates Mr. Gagnon.

14-year-old charged

publisher Dec 8, 2016 - 5:39pm

A 14-year-old boy from North Glengarry has been charged after police seized a knife from him during a family dispute December 7 in Alexandria. The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment reports that during the altercation, a vehicle was damaged. The youth has been charged with possession of a weapon, mischief and failing to comply with a sentence.

Salute

publisher Sep 30, 2016 - 9:18am

"Making a difference in somebody's life is my reward," said Elaine Oetelaar, who received the Dedication and Leadership honour at the 9th annual North Glengarry Business and Community Awards Gala Thursday night. She was among nine individuals and groups saluted during the soirée at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria. More coverage in our October 5 edition.

Is the ice safe?

Administrator Feb 4, 2016 - 1:31pm

North Glengarry Recreation Director Terry Gilmer reminds us that ice conditions change daily, so it's important to check before venturing out onto "frozen" rivers and ponds. He adds that they are working on informational signs for Mill Pond at Alexandria's Island Park to help guide those who might like to take advantage of the skating service or do some ice fishing.