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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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Lethbridge City Council’s home reno tax credit resolution going to AUMA

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Lethbridge City Council is hoping another resolution it plans to send off to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association will get the green light.

Earlier this week, Councillors unanimously passed an Official Business Resolution put forward by Mayor Chris Spearman that the AUMA request the Alberta government implement a Home Renovation Tax Credit.

It would be for all types of home renos for a period between July 1st, 2020 and completed before December 31, 2021. So a span of 18 months.

Bridget Mearns with BILD Lethbridge says the local home builders association is encouraged by the support for the protection of homeowners, jobs and the economy with this resolution.

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Mayor Spearman’s resolution states, among other things: “the COVID-19 pandemic has created the need for an unprecedented recovery effort, that following other economic recessions tax credits were instituted to help home owners undergoing home renovations, and that tax incentives stimulate economic activity.”

The resolution still has to be seconded by another municipality and be voted on by the AUMA at its Annual General Meeting in September.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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