The hunters are out and this morning just past 8:00 AM a rifle shot could be heard going off.
All of the ponds along Balmer Road had a skim of ice over them. There was even ice close to shore on Chandos Lake where Antelope Trail runs along side the lake.
Another cold night looks to be in store for us tonight. The forecast calls for cool temperatures again tomorrow before things start to warm up towards the weekend.
Absolutely excellent news was received this afternoon from Delores Wilson the Township of North Kawartha Tax Collector/Deputy Treasurer.
The Common Block Tax Issue in Chandos Lake Estates has been resolved as a result of regulatory changes made by the Province of Ontario. These changes will take effect for the 2013 taxation year. Below is a copy of the email received from Delores.
Subject: Common Block Properties
Great News Everyone! A Regulation has been filed dealing with the Common Lands. Please pass this on to any who may be interested! We will need some time to come up with a plan at our end to review what has transpired prior to 2013.
Under the new regulated approach, where a recreational lot in a residential subdivision is owned jointly by multiple residential property owners, the commonly-owned recreational lot will not be given a separate assessed value, but rather, its value will be incorporated into the assessment of the individual residential lots. This regulation takes effect for the 2013 taxation year.
The regulation is available on e-laws at http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/source/regs/english/2012/elaws_src_regs_r12341_e.htm. It is Ontario Regulation 341/12, amending Ontario Regulation 282/98 under the Assessment Act.