I see the plan for the Vernon Active Living Centre, at $121 million, does not include development of the whole site, only the main building.
Imagine what the final bill will be?
The City of Vernon is promoting the tax increase on an average home valued at $611,523 will be $292. There’s a lot of apartments, townhomes and condominiums in town that bring that average down.
With the price increases of late, the average single family home value is more like between $800,000 and $1 million, which will be a tax increase of $400 to $500.
I don't think that tax burden should be only on the shoulders of Vernon taxpayers, including renters who ultimately pay property taxes through their rents.
I'm all for the development of this site and but there should be a business plan that includes federal, provincial, Coldstream, Lumby, Armstrong, Enderby and RDNO financial participation.
Until that happens I am going to encourage all I know to vote no on this referendum and to get a new business plan.