ACW Mayor and Huron County Warden Glen McNeil. (Photo by Bob Montgomery)ACW Mayor and Huron County Warden Glen McNeil. (Photo by Bob Montgomery)

Local council looking to assist Amish community with tax issue

Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Mayor Glen McNeil says council has been asked to the help the Amish community in the municipality.

McNeil says, in the past, the Amish communities in Ontario and more specifically in Huron County were exempt from paying tax on their property as determined by MPAC. But McNeil says MPAC has now determined that the property the Amish schools sit on will be declared commercial and be taxable.

“So we have an Amish settlement within Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh that came to our most recent council meeting and asked if we could help them with communicating with MPAC to continue to have the Amish schools exempt," shared McNeil.

McNeil adds their municipal staff have said they're more than willing to work with the Amish in communication with MPAC to see if they can find a solution that would continue to see the Amish schools exempt.

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