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Reminder: Updated user rates for municipal services take effect Jan. 1, 2020

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 11, 2019) – User fees, rates and charges for some municipal services are changing. The rate changes, which begin Jan. 1, 2020, are on average 17% higher than the current rates but will remain below provincial averages. 

To avoid any impact on current and upcoming winter sport seasons, updated rates for municipal services used for these programs will take effect July 1, 2020.

User fees, rates and charges apply to various municipal services associated with: 

General Administrative and Miscellaneous Services 
Animal Control 
Assessment and Taxation 
Emergency Services 
Parks and Roads 
Recreation and Culture 
Transit Services 
Vehicle for Hire 
Planning and Development Services 
Safety Codes Permitting 
Solid Waste 

The adjustments to rates vary depending on the municipal service, with some user rates staying the same and most remaining below the provincial average. A full list of all the updated rates is available at rmwb.ca/userfees

On Oct. 22, 2019, Council approved the creation of a new Fees, Rates and Charges Bylaw, which included adjustments to user rates for some municipal services. With the exception of a utility rate increase in 2017, this was the first-time in over 10 years user rates for municipal services have been adjusted.

Learn more: 
For more information on user fees, rates and charges, visit rmwb.ca/userfees 
Residents and businesses can expect to see adjustments on their 2020 utility bill once the new user rates take effect Jan. 1, 2020. 
Questions about your utility bill or user rates? Contact Pulse at 780-743-7000, toll free at 1-800-973-9663 or online at mwb.ca/pulse 


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