by Mike Robinson.
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is going to cost municipalities more in the year ahead.
Puslinch councillors recently reviewed correspondence informing them of a 2.65% levy increase for 2017.
MPAC board of directors chairman Dan Mathieson stated, “After four years with an agenda focused primarily on finding efficiencies while increasing organizational effectiveness through our 2013-2016 strategic plan, the board has determined that the organization needs to make additional investment in its core business to ensure we continue to serve our stakeholders going forward.”
Mathieson said the Assessment Review Board’s strategy to eliminate backlogs and complete appeals within the assessment cycle will have a direct impact on MPAC’s staffing and resources.