North Peace Seniors Housing Society receives $5,000 fee waiver

first_imgThe request comes as the society prepares for a $1.9 million renovation of one of their buildings – which has a cost figure of approximately $10,050 in building/plumbing fees alone.“The North Peace Seniors Housing Society made a presentation at the December 8, 2014 council meeting regarding the upcoming renovations of Apartment 4,” a request for decision from city staff to council reads. “During this presentation, the society requested council’s consideration to waive the building permit and associated fee for this project.’The money to support this request will come from the city’s Discretionary Grant-in Aid account.- Advertisement -According the city’s organization policy, “non-profit organizations have the ability for grant-in-aid from the city to assist with cost incurred for a capital expense, program funding or a fee for service.”“Requests for grants-in-aid continue to rise despite council’s financial sustainability philosophy that was adopted years ago,” the request for decision reads.In addition, the permissive tax exemption for the society’s property is estimated at $39,554.Advertisementlast_img read more