THIS NOTICE is given pursuant to section 6 of the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (the “FMA”).
The Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation proposes to enact the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation Property Assessment Law, 2018 and the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation Property Taxation Law, 2018 (together, the “Proposed Laws”).
DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED LAWS: The Proposed Laws are a property assessment law made under the authority of section 5(1)(a)(i) of the FMA, and a property taxation law made under the general authority of section 5(1)(a) of the FMA. The property assessment law provides for the assessment and valuation of interests in land in the First Nation’s reserve lands, and includes provisions for appointing assessors, inspecting property, preparing assessment rolls, and mailing assessment notices. This law includes a process for reconsideration of assessments and for a right of appeal to an assessment review board. The property taxation law establishes a property tax regime, and includes provisions for tax districts, a transition period, exemptions, grants, preparing tax rolls and tax notices, the levy of penalties and interest on unpaid taxes, and the collection and enforcement of unpaid taxes. A copy of the Proposed Laws may be obtained from the Georgina Island First Nation Tax Administrator at the email address set out below.
OPEN HOUSE: The Council of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation invites leaseholders and others to attend an open house regarding the Proposed Laws at
20849 Dalton Road,
April 21, 2018
10am – 2pm
WRITTEN REPRESENTATIONS: The Council of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation invites written representations regarding the Proposed Laws. If you wish to make a written representation, your written representation must be received by Georgina Island First Nation at the address set out below on or before 3pm on May 17, 2018. Council will consider all written representations received in accordance with this Notice before enacting the Proposed Laws.
ADDRESS AND CONTACT PERSON: For further information or questions regarding the Proposed Laws or this Notice, please contact: Stephanie BigCanoe, Tax Administrator at the Chippewas of Georgina Island Band Office by telephone (705)437-1337 ext. 2225 or by email at Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org.