Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Reading Dean Ward's blog I see the following notice - Municipality of Crowsnest Pass properties for sale by public auction. These are properties where people did not pay their property taxes for the past three years and now our municipality has the power and authority to sell them for back taxes. Normally at this time of year there are a handful of properties that are put up for auction. But this year there is a staggering 294 properties, most of which I'm assuming are from the bankrupt River Run Development in Blairmore.
As Dean mentions, it makes one wonder if council's recently implemented sinister, diabolical and criminal usury 52% late penalty property tax penalty Bylaw wasn't a mean-spirited and callous attempt at hosing these poor victims even more than what they have been subjected to? Or was it a means of ensuring the costs are so astronomical in addition to the losses they have already suffered that the properties revert back to the municipality? Who knows for sure?
What we do know is it appears we have a council with little conscience and compassion, having big appetites and little empathy for those screwed by developers in cahouts with those who formerly sat in their chairs.
Alberta Gazette (read pages 1017-1028).
Forget all those virtuous words they taught you in school about our system of government. The real words to describe council's power are “plunder,” “fraud,” “criminality,” and “deceit.”