Taxation of Brownfields

Year
2016
Category
NCLGA Ref#
B24

Status

NCLGA Executive Recommendation: Endorse

Details

WHEREAS brownfields have a significant, negative environmental, economic, and social impacts on a community;

AND WHEREAS brownfields in northern and rural communities in particular often have a negative cash value where there is no economic incentive for the property owner to remediate the property:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA lobby the Provincial Government to create a new tax class for brownfield sites so that Local Governments can tax these sites accordingly.