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Lethbridge City Council passes e-billing bylaw for taxes & assessments

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Lethbridge property owners will soon be able to access their assessment and taxation documents online.

City Council has passed a bylaw providing for the e-transfer of documents to the public.

Lethbridge Property Tax Manager, Kerry Boogaart says the process in simple, secure, and 100% driven by the taxpayer. “So they (residents) can go onto the website, MyCity. The can sign up and access their tax notices. Also they can access all of their tax information and assessment information through this system as well.”

If residents want, they can use their online account for permits, which includes things like inspection results and permit service reports.

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A property owner can create an account on that MyCity website and register their property using their roll number and their secure, unique access code provided to them on their Assessment and Tax Notices. Their email and information is used for Assessment and Taxation notification purposes.

In 2018, the City of Lethbridge Tax department advertised and e-billed tax notices for the first time with 110 e-bills being sent. The following year, 729 were e-billed, and this year (2020), the City almost doubled that amount to 1,424 – with further anticipation that this opt-in service will continue growing.

 

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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 News 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.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

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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