Flood-related information will be posted here as updates are received. Should you have additional questions, we suggest you contact the City by calling 3-1-1, or the province, where appropriate.
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Flood Recovery Open House – August 15
Calgarians impacted by the flood are invited to attend public information sessions. The City and partner organizations will be available to respond to citizen questions around flood recovery issues. Thursday, August 15th 4-8 p.m. Christ Church 3602 8 Street SW.
The City Roads department has confirmed they will be conducting street cleaning along sections of roadway still covered in silt from the flood. Cleaning will occur on alternating sides of the roadway (i.e., one side will be cleaned on all affected roads the first time, allowing residents to park on the other side, and then vice-versa).
Garbage and Recycling Bins
If your black garbage or blue recycling bins have been lost or damaged so as to be rendered unusable as a result of the flooding, you can call 3-1-1 to request new ones from the City.
Assessment practices in Alberta are governed by the Municipal Government Act (MGA) and its ancillary regulations. While The City of Calgary sincerely appreciates these unfortunate circumstances, business must be conducted as set out in the MGA.
Assessments are unable to be changed in the current year due to damages, demolitions or other material changes that occur during that same year. This is due to the fact that Section 289 of the MGA requires that all property in a municipality is to be assessed based on its physical condition as of December 31 of the year prior to the year in which a tax is imposed. The MGA does not prescribe a means for the assessor to adjust assessments based on damages that occur during the year. As such and regrettably in this circumstance, no adjustments can be made by the ABU to your 2013 property assessment.
For 2014, property assessments will be based on the market value of each property on July 1, 2013 and the physical condition and characteristics of each property on December 31, 2013. Through the annual reassessment process, taxation responsibility is re-distributed among properties, based on the extent to which values change relative to one another within the city.
It is difficult to know the change in the value of properties affected by flooding in general, though this will be under investigation by Assessment as part of the preparation of the 2014 Assessment Roll. It is even more difficult to know, at this point, the extent of the damage to each property; the impact to the value of each affected property will be judged on a case by case basis and will be a focus of the preparation of 2014 assessments, based on the physical condition of each property as of December 31, 2013.
Since Council already set the tax rate for 2013, no further increase in taxes is likely for this year flowing from budgetary requirements caused by flooding.
For updates, please visit the Talisman Centre site.
2013 Disaster Recovery Programs
The Alberta government is providing disaster financial assistance for Albertans with property damage caused by flooding in June 2013. More info here.
Flooding – Know your flood risk (from the City of Calgary)
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