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Market value is the most probable price a property might be expected to realize if it sold on the open market (by a willing seller to a willing buyer). Assessors do not create your property value. The marketplace determines the value of your property, and that value is the basis for property assessment.
In determining property assessments, assessors use sales records of similar properties to determine values. An excellent way for property owners to look at property values in Wetaskiwin is to review the real estate section of the newspaper and speak with local real estate agents.
It is agreed throughout North America that the market value assessment is the most fair and equitable way to assess a property's value. It ensures that homes with similar market values within the same neighbourhood and within the same city will pay similar property taxes.
Alberta was one of the last jurisdictions in North America to switch to market value assessment. The old assessment methods worked on an eight-year cycle and sometimes led to dramatic swings in property values. Market value assessment uses annual reassessments to minimize fluctuations.
Provincial legislation requires all municipalities to annually prepare a new assessment or evaluation for all properties located in each municipality at market value. Assessments are completed by July 1, prior to taxation.
Mass appraisal is the process of preparing assessments for a group of properties using standard methods, common data and allowing for statistical testing.
Currently, the number of cannabis retailers allowed within City limits is three (3). While cannabis retail stores are privately run, they sell provincially licensed products and must follow provincial guidelines for staff training and security. The City of Wetaskiwin is still reviewing the development permits for the three Wetaskiwin-based cannabis retail applications. Those wishing to purchase recreational cannabis in the interim can do so online through albertacannabis.org.
Wetaskiwin City Council has prohibited the public consumption of cannabis within the City of Wetaskiwin, which means you are only allowed to consume cannabis on your private property. Renters, condo-dwellers, and those who live in multi-family dwellings may be restricted from growing and smoking cannabis based on rules established in rental agreements and condominium bylaws. Any decisions related to restricting smoking and vaping of cannabis must be approved by City Council. Smoking and vaping will not be permitted in the following places throughout Alberta:- Vehicles- Cannabis retail stores- Anywhere smoking or vaping tobacco is already restricted (such as in public parks or in front of doorways)
For more information, please view the Community Standards Bylaw 1916-18
Medical cannabis is used by individuals with a prescription who purchase cannabis from licensed medical cannabis producers. Health Canada regulates and enforces the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations. The City of Wetaskiwin regulates the location of medical cannabis production facilities within its Land Use Bylaw. While medical cannabis is federally regulated, local users of medical cannabis must conform to the City of Wetaskiwin's bylaws pertaining to cannabis use (prohibited public consumption).
The federal government is responsible for regulating the growing of cannabis at home. Adults who are 18 or older can grow up to four cannabis plants, per residence (household) for personal use. Renters, or people living in condos or multi-family dwellings, may be restricted from growing cannabis in their homes based on rules in rental agreements or condominium bylaws.
For more information, please see the Community Standards Bylaw 1916-18
The City of Wetaskiwin will be updating its website as more information becomes available. If you have specific questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Wetaskiwin City Hall at 780.361.4400 to be directed to the appropriate department.
For more information, please see the Community Standards Bylaw 1916-18
All the contact information for community groups is listed in our Community Service Directory.
You're always welcome to phone our main line at 780.361.4400 and reception will help direct your call to the appropriate person or department.
Wetaskiwin has many fun things to offer visiting family and friends! We recommend that you check out our Visitor Guide for some great ideas.
Please call our main line at 780.361.4400 and reception will be happy to connect you with the appropriate person or city department.
If you're interested in receiving updates and alerts from the City of Wetaskiwin, please visit www.wetaskiwin.ca/notifyme and sign up to set your preferences.
Any time! You can sign up at any point throughout the year. The City of Wetaskiwin utility office will assist you throughout the sign-up process.
Yes. The monthly utility payment program will renew automatically each year unless you call the utility department to cancel your subscription at 780.361.4453.
Yes. You will still receive a paper invoice every 2nd month so that you can keep track of your utility account. We are still looking into paperless e-billing, and will let you know when we have more information about that service.
It will vary from person to person. The amount of your monthly payment will be calculated by averaging the previous 12 months of your utility usage.
No. Your payment amount will be the same each month and will be withdrawn automatically from your bank account on the same day each month.
Your payment amount will be based on an average of your previous 12 months of usage. Some months when you are not using as much water, you may have a small credit in your account. This credit will be carried forward and will help to offset any higher water usage during months when your consumption is higher.
You will be responsible for paying any invoice amount over and above what your monthly payments cover. If there is still an amount owing on your account after your monthly payments have been applied, that unpaid balance will be subject to a 3% penalty if no payment is forthcoming.
Any adjustments to your monthly payment amount will be made once per calendar year. You will receive correspondence notifying you of any changes at this time.
Every permit issued is valid for 1 year from the permits issued date. Construction for approved building permits must commence within 90 days of the permits issued date or the permit could become suspended.
No. While the wastewater consumption charge was originally supposed to be applied as of January 2018, it was not applied to customer invoices until October 1, 2018. The City of Wetaskiwin is not retroactively charging ratepayers for the months the charge was not levied.
The current fee structure allows ratepayers to control the amount they are billed by moderating their water consumption. This means that the less water you use, the less you will have to pay. There are many ways to begin conserving water, including shortening your showers and not letting the water run while brushing your teeth. Read more water saving tips.
If you have noticed a large change in your utility bill amount, we suggest you take the following steps:
We are currently reviewing all our customer files to ensure we are not billing for wastewater consumption if a customer is not connected to a City sewer line. Refunds will be issues to those who qualify once the review is complete. Please contact the utilities office at 780.361.4453 for additional information.
The current population is 12,655 (2016 census) and growing.
The Courthouse is located at 4605-51 Street in Wetaskiwin.Phone: 780.361.1258
Wombold Family Funeral Homes (formerly Bakers Funeral Home)5302-50 Avenue | Phone: (780) 352-2501
Serenity Funeral Service4715-50 Avenue | Phone: (780) 352-5300
Wetaskiwin Funeral Home and Crematorium4620-64 Avenue | Phone: (780) 352-5252
Bestway Laundry#101, 5710-47 Street
Wetaskiwin Motel4705-56 Street
Mountain Spring Cleaners4902-50 Street780-352-4355
Snappy Cleaners and Tailors5409-40 Ave780-368-2393
Public washrooms are available at the following locations:
Public Library 5002-51 Avenue During regular business hours only
By-the-Lake Park 6128-56 Avenue (1 km west of Hwy 2A along 50 Avenue) East side of building Open 6 am - 10 pm daily
The following locations offer free WiFi:
Beans Coffee Shop and Bistro 4814-56 Street
Boston Pizza 5527-49 Avenue
McDonalds 5517-37A Avenue
Safeway (Starbucks) 3901-56 Street
Wetaskiwin Public Library 5002-51 Avenue
The recycling centre's hours of operation are as follows:Monday - Friday: 8 am until 8 pm.Weekends and holidays: 9 am until 6 pm.
The RV Sani-dump is also located at this address.
Yes we do! Our local farmer's market is held every Wednesday at the Wetaskiwin Mall (3725-56 Street) from 11 am until 3 pm, and every Saturday from noon to 4 pm.
Guardian5104 50 Ave(780) 361-0011
Wetaskiwin Family Pharmacy Inc5101 50 St(780) 352-5111
Walmart Pharmacy3600 56 St(780) 352-8494
Safeway Pharmacy3905 56 St(780) 352-2848
The Drill Hall is located adjacent to the Wetaskiwin Recreation Grounds at 4513-50 Avenue.
The Civic Centre, which houses two arenas, is located at 4519-50 Avenue.Phone: 780.361.4445
Clear Vista School Grounds4510-47 Avenue
Norm Brown Fields4513-50 Avenue
Yes! The City of Wetaskiwin requires businesses who are operating within city boundaries to have a business license. Licenses are to ensure our Land Use Bylaw is being adhered to, and to make sure that businesses are in compliance with zoning classification. Call 780.361.4431 for more information.
Reach out to us! We have access to valuable market information and insight on operating a business in Wetaskiwin. Please call Lisa Novotny at 780.361.4405 or visit the Wetaskiwin is Working website at http://www.wetaskiwin.ca/806/Starting-a-Business to find out more.