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Finance Department Responsibilities:

The Treasurer is responsible for the financial management of the Nation Municipality on behalf of the Municipal Council, as well as the financial management of the municipality’s associated accounts. The Finance Department conducts its operations according to the laws and legislation set out by the Council and by the Province of Ontario. The municipality’s fiscal year runs from January 1st to December 31st.

 

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You can receive and pay your various bills from the Nation Municipality in different ways. E-Billing and E-Payment
You can receive your property tax bills electronically. Asyst OL is a secure online service provider that lets you view your property tax bills online. Property Tax E-Billing
You can receive your utility bills online. ecommerce is a secure online service provider that lets you view your utility bills online. Utility E-Billing
You can pay your property tax bills, your utility bills, and other bills from the Nation Municipality online by credit card or by using PayPal. Ecommerce is a secure online service provider that lets you pay these bills online. Note that this is the same service provider used for viewing utility bills online. E-Payment
The Nation Municipality’s Pre-authorized Tax Payment (PTP) plan offers two payment options for automatic bank withdrawal. Your current property tax bill must be paid in full before you can enroll in this plan. Pre-authorized Tax Payment (PTP) plan
The Nation Municipality’s Pre-authorized Utility Payment Plan (PUPP) offers two payment options for automatic bank withdrawal. Your current utility bill must be paid in full before you can enroll in this plan. Please note that the document is bilingual: Pre-authorized Utility Payment Plan
Procurement Policy Number F-2016-03 sets out guidelines regarding Request for Tenders, Request for Proposals, Bidding, Purchasing, and so on. Procurement Policy

 

Cécile Lortie
Treasurer
613-764-5444 ext. 224
CLortie@nationmun.ca

Marie Houle
Taxes
613-764-5444 ext. 221
MHoule@nationmun.ca

Jessica Dazé
Customer Service Clerk
613-764-5444 ext. 234
JDaze@nationmun.ca

Rita Lalonde
Deputy Treasurer
613-764-5444 ext. 226
RLalonde@nationmun.ca

Chantal Lauzon
Payable
613-764-5444 ext. 225
Payable@nationmun.ca

Jacinthe Major
Receptionist, General Information
613-764-5444 ext. 227
JMajor@nationmun.ca

 

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

All invoices should be sent to the Nation Municipality at one of the following addresses:

Municipal Office (Casselman)

958 Route 500 West
Casselman ON
K0A 1M0

Tel. : 613-764-5444
Fax. : 613-764-3310
Toll Free : 1-800-457-2855
Office Hours
Weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed on Public Holidays

Satellite Office (Fournier)

3248 County Road 9
Fournier ON
K0B 1G0

Tel. : 613-524-2932
Fax. : 613-524-1140
Office Hours
Weekdays 8:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Closed 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Closed on Public Holidays

Payables

Invoices are approved for payment at regularly-scheduled Council meetings, usually held the second and fourth Monday of each month.

‘’EFT FORM’’

For more information about Accounts Payable please contact 613-764-5444 ext 225 or by email at payable@nationmun.ca

PROPERTY TAXES

Property Taxes

Tax Rates: 2018 2017 2016 2015 , 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2010 2011 , 2009 , 2008 , 2007       

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Understanding and Paying Your Property Tax Bill

The amount of your property tax bill is based on four factors:

  1. The assessment, or assessed value, of your property is determined by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), an independent, not-for-profit corporation funded by all Ontario municipalities.
  2. The municipal tax rate on your property tax bill is established by the Nation Municipality’s Municipal Council.
  3. The education rate is established by the province of Ontario.
  4. The county rate is established by the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.

Questions about your property assessment?

For further details about your property assessment, please contact MPAC:

Phone : 1-866-296-6722
Fax : 1-866-297-6703
Web site: www.mpac.ca

Due Dates
Property tax bills are mailed out twice a year and are payable in four installments due at the end of March, May, August and October.

Late Payment Penalty and Additional Fees

  • If you require a receipt: If you require a receipt, please return the entire bill along with your payment.
  • Late payment reminder notices: Reminders are issued periodically.
  • Returned payment: A fee of $20.00 applies for insufficient funds.
  • Late payment penalty: Partial payments are applied first toward the outstanding interest and penalty (late fee of current year), then to the oldest outstanding taxes. A penalty of 1.25% for late payment is applied on the first day of each month.

Special Fees

  • Garbage and recycling: This amount covers fees for curbside pickup and disposal.
  • Water and sewer maintenance: Any unpaid amounts from the previous year’s consumption will be added to your interim tax bill.
  • Underground drainage, municipal drains, tipping fees, water and sewer construction and any other related fees: All unpaid amounts as of July 1st will be added to your final tax bill.
  • The number of equivalent units is the same for all services.

Glossary

Special Fees

FOC Sewer/Égout   –   Sewer Fournier Construction Sewer
GARBAGE/DÉCHET –  Garbage and Recycling
LIC W&S/E&E –  Water and Sewer Limoges Industrial Park Water and Sewer Construction
LSC SEWER/ÉGOUT –  Sewer Limoges Sewer Construction
LWC WATER/EAU –  Water Limoges Water Construction
MDM MUN DRAIN –  Municipal Drain Maintenance
OAC ADMIN –  Accounts receivable
STIC WATER/EAU –  Water St-Isidore Water Construction
UTILITY/SERVICE –  Water/sewer maintenance

 

Tax Class Description

C –  Commercial
F –  Farmland
I –  Industrial
J –  Industrial (new construction)
L –  Large Industrial
M –  Multi-residential
P –  Pipelines
R –  Residential
S –  Shopping Centre
T –  Managed Forest
X –  Commercial (new construction)

Type of Property

T –  Taxable Full
U –  Excess Land
X –  Undeveloped Land

School Support

A – French Public
C –  French Separate
N –  No support
P –  English Public
S –  English Separate

Example : R T P

(Tax Class) Residential
(Type of Property) Taxable Full
(School Support) English Public

How to Pay Your Property Tax Bill

E-­Billing
E-­Billing is a free service that allows you to access and receive your Property Tax bills online. When you subscribe to this service, you will no longer receive your property tax bills in the mail.

Pre-authorized Tax Payment (PTP) plan
The municipality’s Pre-authorized Tax Payment (PTP) plan offers two different payment options for automatic bank withdrawal. Your current property tax bill must be paid in full before you can enroll in this plan.

E-­Payment
You can pay your property tax bills online by credit card or by using PayPal. Please note that a 35-cent fee per transaction plus a service charge of 3% of the total amount paid will be applied to your credit card.
You can receive and pay your bills online. Visit our E-Billing and E-Payment page for more information. Pay with EPayment.

Paying via Internet or Telephone Banking
Most financial institutions offer Internet and/or telephone banking. You will need to input the 8-digit account number as shown on your property tax bill. If you encounter difficulties, contact your financial institution’s help desk.

Paying via Mortgage Corporation, Agency or a Tenant
If you pay your property tax bills through a mortgage corporation or agency, we will send your bills here rather than to your residence. We will send you a copy of the bill once we have received full and final payment. If your tenants or lessees are responsible for paying the property taxes by virtue of your agreement with them, it is your responsibility to ensure they receive the bills.

Municipal Office’s Client Service Centre
Payments may be made at the Nation Municipality’s two municipal offices. After hours, you may deposit your payment in the drop-off boxes. The following payment methods are accepted: cash, Interac, cheque or money order. A credit card is not an accepted payment method.

Municipal Office (Casselman)
958 Route 500 West
Casselman, ON
K0A 1M0
(Open on weekdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated)

Satellite Office (Fournier)
3248 County Road 9
Fournier, ON
K0B 1G0
(Open on weekdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated)

By Mail

Send your property tax bill stub and payment to :

The Nation Municipality
958 Route 500 West
Casselman, Ontario
K0A 1M0

  • Make cheque(s) payable to “Nation Municipality”
  • Write your property tax roll number on the front of the cheque
  • Cheques dated for due date or earlier are accepted

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CREDITED ONCE YOUR PAYMENT IS RECEIVED AT OUR OFFICE, NOT AS OF THE POSTMARK DATE.

Other Important Information

Change of Ownership or Mailing Address
Send the bill to the new owner or return it to the municipal office, indicating to whom the transfer of title has been made. Please advise the municipal office and MPAC in writing of address changes. Failure to receive a property tax bill will not invalidate penalty and interest charges.

Additional or Supplementary Taxes
Additional or supplementary property tax bills may be sent under the following circumstances:

  • If the property assessment on a given property was not completed at the time the assessment rolls were prepared
  • If construction of a new building has just been completed
  • If a newly-constructed building has just become occupied, AND
  • If a property that was not previously taxable has become taxable

Questions About Your Property Taxes ?

Contact Us:

Municipal Office (Casselman):
Marie Houle
MHoule@nationmun.ca
Phone: 613-764-5444 ext. 221
Or by fax: (613)764-3310

Satellite Office (Fournier):
Joanne Bougie-Normand
jbougienormand@nationmun.ca
Phone: (613) 524-2932 ext. 201
Or by fax: (613)524-1140

OTHER BILLS

E-Payment

You can now pay miscellaneous bills (such as tipping fees, fire permits, fence permits, etc.) online by credit card or by using PayPal. Please note that a 35-cent fee per transaction plus a service charge of 3% of the total amount paid will be applied to your credit card. Pay with EPayment.

For more information about these services and how to subscribe, visit our E-Billing & E-Payment page under the Resident Services tab.

Municipal Office’s Client Service Centre
Payments may be made at the Nation Municipality’s two municipal offices. After hours, you may deposit your payment in the drop-off boxes. The following payment methods are accepted: cash, Interac, cheque or money order. A credit card is not an accepted payment method.

Municipal Office (Casselman)
958 Route 500 West
Casselman, ON
K0A 1M0
(Open on weekdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated)

Satellite Office (Fournier)
3248 County Road 9
Fournier, ON
K0B 1G0
(Open on weekdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated)

By Mail

Send your bill stub and payment to :

The Nation Municipality
958 Route 500 West
Casselman, Ontario
K0A 1M0

  • Make cheque(s) payable to “Nation Municipality”
  • Write your property tax roll number on the front of the cheque
  • Cheques dated for due date or earlier are accepted

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CREDITED ONCE YOUR PAYMENT IS RECEIVED AT OUR OFFICE, NOT AS OF THE POSTMARK DATE.

Receiving your bill electronically
It is possible to receive other bills electronically. Please send your request by email to receivable@nationmun.ca.

Other Important Information

Change of Ownership or Mailing Address
Send the bill to the new owner or return it to the municipal office, indicating to whom the transfer of title has been made. Please advise the municipal office and MPAC in writing of address changes. Failure to receive a property tax bill will not invalidate penalty and interest charges.

Questions?

Contact Us:

Municipal Office (Casselman):
Marie Houle
MHoule@nationmun.ca
Phone: 613-764-5444 ext. 221
Or by fax: (613)764-3310

Satellite Office (Fournier):
Joanne Bougie-Normand
jbougienormand@nationmun.ca
Phone: (613) 524-2932 ext. 201
Or by fax: (613)524-1140

SALE OF PROPERTY OR SALE OF LAND AS A RESULT OF TAX ARREARS

Properties or land for sale as a result of tax arrears are posted under this tab. You may also visit The Ontario Gazette for listings of this type.

 

UTILITIES

Understanding and Paying Your Utility Bill

Sewer
The maintenance fee is $441.88 per equivalent unit for 2018 and will be invoiced in four installments of $110.47.

Wastewater operations are managed by employees of the Nation Municipality. Operators of wastewater systems remove harmful pollutants from domestic liquid waste and allow water to return to the environment safely and according to the standards of Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.

  • Fournier
    The village of Fournier has a community septic field.
  • St-Isidore
    The village of St-Isidore has a wastewater lagoon located on Bourgon Road.
  • Limoges
    The village of Limoges and the Forest Park region share a wastewater lagoon located on County Road 500.
  • St-Albert
    The village of St-Albert has a wastewater lagoon located on County Road 400.

Water Services

  • Limoges – Water
    For the year 2018, the annual flat rate of $292.92 per equivalent unit will be invoiced in four installments of $73.23. The consumption rate is $1.69 per cubic metre (m3) for the first 191m3 consumed, which equals 48m3 per invoice. Every cubic metre in excess of this will result in an increase from $1.69 per cubic metre (m3) to $1.79 per cubic metre (m3).
  • Limoges – Drinking Water System
    The Limoges Drinking Water system service has approximately 1236 service connections servicing a population of approximately 3708. The water is sourced from two groundwater wells located on Russland Road in the Township of Russell.
    The Limoges Drinking Water System consists of two (2) groundwater production wells, one (1) drinking water treatment plant, one (1) pumping station and a storage reservoir. The treatment process includes aeration, potassium permanganate system, coagulation/flocculation/sedimentation, filtration, chlorination (disinfection), water reservoir and pumping station and chloramination (residual disinfection). The distribution network services the Village of Limoges, Le Baron Estates, Forest Park, Rue du Castor and the Ben Tardiff Mobile Home Park, as well as Limoges Industrial Park, Calypso Water Park and surrounding area.
  • St-Isidore – Water
    For the year 2018, the annual flat rate is $429.36 per equivalent unit and will be invoiced in four installments of $107.34. The capital cost annual rate is $51.25 per equivalent unit and will be invoiced in four installments of $12.81. The consumption rate is $1.69 per cubic metre (m3) for the first 191m3 consumed, which equals 48m3 per invoice. Every cubic metre in excess of this will result in an increase from $1.69 per cubic metre (m3) to $1.79 per cubic metre (m3).
  • St-Isidore – Distribution System
    The St.Isidore Distribution System service has approximately 330 service connections servicing a population of approximately 990. The water is being provided by the Alfred/Lefaivre Drinking System.
    The St-Isidore Distribution System consists of one (1) secondary disinfection system, one (1) booster pumping station, one (1) storage reservoir, one (1) elevated storage tank and approximately 0.53 kilometres of 250 mm diameter pipes, 1.925 km of 200 mm diameter pipes and 4.33 kilometres of 150 mm diameter pipes. St-Isidore’s distribution consists of PVC and Polyethylene pipes ranging in size from 25 mm service connections to 250 mm watermains. There are 44 hydrants (including 2 on the feeder main), 307 standard service connections, 50 gate valves, isolation and interconnection valves, and blowoff points and drain valve chambers.

Unpaid Amounts
All unpaid amounts from the previous year’s consumption will be added to your interim tax bills (March and May) along with a $36.00 service fee.

Due Dates
Residents will be invoiced on a quarterly basis payable on the last business day of: January, April, July and October.

E­-Billing
E-­Billing is a free service that allows you to access and receive your utility bills online. When you subscribe to this service, you will no longer receive your utility bills in the mail.

Special Fees, Late Payment Penalties and Additional Fees
The construction  fee of utilities will stay on the municipal tax bill.

  • If you require a receipt: Only ONE bill is issued. If you require a receipt, please return the entire bill with your payment.
  • Returned payment: A fee of $20.00 applies for insufficient funds
  • Late payment penalty: Partial payments are applied first toward the outstanding interest and penalty (late fee of current year), then to the oldest outstanding utilities. A penalty of 1.25% for late payment is added the first day of each month thereafter.

How to Pay Your Utility Bill

Pre-Authorised Utility Payment Plan
The Nation Municipality’s Pre-authorized Utility Payment Plan (PUPP) offers two different payment options for automatic bank withdrawals. Your current utility bill must be paid in full before you can enroll in this plan.

Please fill and submit the Pre-authorized Utility Payment Plan application form to subscribe to the service.

E­-Payment:
You can pay your utility bills online by credit card or by using PayPal. Please note that a 35-cent fee per transaction plus a service charge of 3% of the total amount paid will be applied to your credit card. Pay with EPayment.

Paying via Internet or Telephone Banking|
Most financial institutions offer Internet and/or telephone banking. You will need to input the 5-digit account number as shown on your utility bill. If you encounter difficulties, contact your financial institution’s help desk.

Municipal Office’s Client Service Centre
Payments may be made at the Nation Municipality’s two municipal offices. After hours, you may deposit your payment in the drop-off boxes. The following payment methods are accepted: cash, Interac, cheque or money order. A credit card is not an accepted payment method.

Municipal Office (Casselman)
958 Route 500 West
Casselman, ON
K0A 1M0
(Open on weekdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated)

Satellite Office (Fournier)
3248 County Road 9
Fournier, ON
K0B 1G0
(Open on weekdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated)

By Mail
Send your utility bill stub and payment to :

The Nation Municipality
958 Route 500 West
Casselman, Ontario
K0A 1M0

  • Make cheque(s) payable to “Nation Municipality”
  • Write your property tax roll number on the front of the cheque
  • Cheques dated for due date or earlier are accepted

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CREDITED ONCE YOUR PAYMENT IS RECEIVED AT OUR OFFICE, NOT AS OF THE POSTMARK DATE.

Change of Ownership or Mailing Address
Send the bill to the new owner or return it to the municipal office, indicating to whom the transfer of title has been made. Please advise the municipal office and MPAC in writing of address changes. Failure to receive a utility bill will not invalidate penalty and interest charges.

For more information on services and utilities, please visit Municipal Services and Utilities.

Waste Collection and Recycling
As of 2018, a cost of $180.00 per residential unit will be applied to your property taxes for waste collection and recycling services.  Please visit our Municipal Services and Utilities page for more details about waste collection and recycling in the Nation Municipality.

Landfill Sites
There are landfill sites in the communities of Calédonia, Limoges and Fournier. Residents may have to submit a proof of residency or property ownership within the Nation Municipality in order to gain access to the sites. The landfill site fees are:

  • $0.40 per cubic foot
  • $5.00 for any appliance
  • $50.00/hour for site access outside of operating hours

For more information and details about the Nation Municipality’s landfill regulations, please visit our Municipal Services and Utilities page under the Resident Services tab.

Payment Methods

E­-Payment:
You can pay your utility bills online by credit card or by using PayPal. Please note that a 35-cent fee per transaction plus a service charge of 3% of the total amount paid will be applied to your credit card. Pay with EPayment.

Municipal Office’s Client Service Centre
Payments may be made at the Nation Municipality’s two municipal offices. After hours, you may deposit your payment in the drop-off boxes. The following payment methods are accepted: cash, Interac, cheque or money order. A credit card is not an accepted payment method.

Municipal Office (Casselman)
958 Route 500 West
Casselman, ON
K0A 1M0
(Open on weekdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated)

Satellite Office (Fournier)
3248 County Road 9
Fournier, ON
K0B 1G0
(Open on weekdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated)

By Mail
Send your account receivable stub and payment to :

The Nation Municipality
958 Route 500 West
Casselman, Ontario
K0A 1M0

  • Make cheque(s) payable to “Nation Municipality”
  • Write your property tax roll number on the front of the cheque
  • Cheques dated for due date or earlier are accepted

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CREDITED ONCE YOUR PAYMENT IS RECEIVED AT OUR OFFICE, NOT AS OF THE POSTMARK DATE.