Saturday, January 10, 1998

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Neepawa Banner (Newspaper) - January 10, 1998, Neepawa, Manitoba End of Trends Local yiftware store Trends N Traditions will close down at the end of the See page 2 11 Back inaction NACPs senior basketball teams are back on the hardwood with high hopes for the See page 10 drive to fill libraries 2 Lansdowne man to stand trial for arson 3 owners buy Food N Pop 5 Natives stumble at home 11 LEGISLATIVE LIBRARY 200 Vaughn MB Paid Until October Neepawa and areas news leader January RCMP merger charging ahead By Rod Nickel Banner Staff BARRING any lastminute die Neepawa and Gladstone RCMP detachments will merge next Neepawa Wayne Jacobsen said the proposal has received written support from the Rural Municipality of Rosedale council and unofficial support from Neepawa and Gladstone town Jacobsen will meet with coun cillors from the RMs of West Langtbrd and Lansdowne The proposal will then be forwarded to Winnipeg RCMP who will present it to the provincial Justice Department for Its not going to hurt us said Neepawa mayor Roy adding the town will benefit by drawing on a larger pool of Some one patrolling near Arden Ridge is going to get here faster than someone sound asleep in Neepawa members have al ready been patrolling in the Glad stone detachment filling in for members there on days Continued on page 3 In with the new Tax f r unlik Photo by Rod Nickel Neepawa Hospitals New Years baby was a little tardy this Riley Clark Goossen arrived at on a week and a half past his due born at seven 11 was welcomed by his Jeanette and and sister Jacy of Council aims for low tax increase By Rod Nickel Banner Staff A TAX FREEZE is unlikely in this years town al though Neepawa town councillors hope to hold any increase in the mill rate to one per A freeze is great jf theres nothing happening in a saysfinancechairman CbuniDieari adding ho one on council has called for a freeze in If there is development like we a freeze is almost impossible without cuts in Dietrich says he favours a mill rate increase of about one per cent for residential and commercial property the same as last Even with a small mill rate many Neepawa property owners will pay significantly more this due to a new property assessment taking who double as chairmen of Town will bring their wish lists to budget meetings later this Bob a veteran of 20 Town says council lors are usually responsible with their although council inevitably has to identify spending priorities and delay some While some residents say taxes are too high in theyre necessary if residents want the same level of says who also thinks a one per cent increase is a reasonable Nobody likes paying but I look at the services we get and were not out of If we want lower we have to look at what we want to cut The Towns mill rate is affected by a number of factors The higher property assessment will raise more revenue for the Town without increasing the The Town will also begin reaping higher taxes from earlier commercial expansions by S Coop and The Beautiful Plains School Division which is passed about a month has a major effect on municipal A large mill rate increase in the school division budget would make councils efforts to keep a low mill rate increase more Continued on page 2 When your tank is toast 1888 H20TANK When your hot water tank get the No Worry Plan and lease a Power Call us tollfree for manitobo hijdro