The LWFRA is still working through the intended and unintended consequences of the unilateral changes to the area rate distribution rules made by HRM. It’s important to note that the rules have only changed for our local area rate.

There has been little progress.

There is, however, an update to share. In a meeting attended by Bruce Fisher and Barbara Wilson of HRM Finance, LWFRA board members and Paul Miller, it was agreed that the following letter outlining the challenges with the review and the incorrect information would be added as part of an appendix to the materials from the July 18, 2017 council meeting.

2017-12-08 LWFRA response to report 14.1.11 on Area Rates