on tax bills.
area and she doesn know how most homeowners will find the extra cash.
Newby on a lake that has around 200 cottages and a few year round houses. He estimates the population is 65% seasonal.
She says tax hikes in her area are anywhere between 20 36%.
Part of the problem, Newby says, is the way the new OPP funding model is counting households. Previously seasonal residences weren included. Now they are, which he says is unfair because they not using police services year round.
municipality controls its own property taxation formula and is free to choose an alternative policing service, said Seirge LeBlanc.
A spokesman for Community Safety Minister Madeleine Meilleur said the new OPP billing model is nothing to do with the 8% pay hike negotiated after the force had agreed to a two year pay freeze. It in response to the auditor report criticizing the lack of transparency on funding for OPP. The report noted massive inequities in per household costs for policing between municipalities.
Paul Newby owns a cottage in Algonquin Highlands. He says policing costs for the municipality are going from $3.3 million a year to $8.5 million in 2015 with no increase in service.
OPP officers are among the highest paid in the country, with better benefits than other civil servants.
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A 2012 report by the provincial auditor general noted that OPP expenditures have, increased at a much faster pace than inflation, even though crime rates and serious motor vehicle accidents are in a trend of long term decline. report noted also that Hyperdunk Df
Some municipalities have been told they be getting more money to pay for cops, and are planning to spend the extra cash, while others are getting much bigger bills.
Irate rural homeowners are blaming soaring OPP salaries for massive hikes in their property taxes.
It an area that doesn have a strong commercial and industrial tax base to support policing so homeowners are getting hit hard. It particularly tough for cottagers, who don use their second homes year round and who now resent getting slammed with extra costs to pay for the cops pay hike.
going to go up $458 36% in one year, he said.
should be noted that the cost of OPP services compares very favourably to those of other municipal police services. Even after the recent OPP constable salary increase, the projected 2014 average per household cost for OPP policed municipalities is $365, compared to an average per household cost in 2012 of $784 for self policed municipalities, he said.
no one around in the winter but they treated like a house that can be used all year, he said.
now, we paying $4,100 a year in taxes. They talking about an increase on average of anything from $300 $450 a year, based on property values, she said.
taxes are $1,100 a year, he told me.
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you look at municipal operating costs, they only increased 4.9%, but the cost of emergency services have gone up 6.3%, Newby said.
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