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Lethbridge 2021 property tax penalty date pushed back to October 1

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Lethbridge residents still feeling the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic will once again be getting some help from the City for their property taxes.

Tax notices will be mailed out to property owners at the end of May with the payment due date set for June 30th.

However, for the second year in a row, the City of Lethbridge has decided to waive any penalties on unpaid taxes until October for those who are unable to pay.

A 3% penalty will apply on October 1st, a 4% penalty on Nov. 1st and 5% on Dec. 1st. That’s only to the unpaid portion of the bill.

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Larry Laverty, The City of Lethbridge Tax and Assessment General Manager, says the penalty extension will again give the Tax & Assessment team more time to work with businesses and residents on payment options, if they are needed.

“We recognize the ongoing pandemic continues to have a significant financial impact on many residents,” says Laverty. “If you find yourself in a situation where you don’t know how you are going to pay your taxes, please contact us to talk about what payment options are available. We’re here to help.”

The City says you should try to pay as much as you can before those dates in order to reduce additional costs later in the year.

Property owners who can afford all or part of their taxes are still asked to do so by June 30th.

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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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