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Property assessment raises questions

Property assessment raises questions
Embassy Church. Jason Kerr/Daily Herald

A Prince Albert church facing a $375,000 tax bill wants the city to take a second look at how city officials have assessed their property.

Embassy Church, located at 888 Central Avenue, currently owes the City of Prince Albert $200,000 in taxes, along with an additional $175,000 in penalties. The backlog stems from the churches construction period between 2012 and 2014, when they purchased and started renovating the old Co-op building.

On Monday, Embassy Church senior pastor Meghan Mayer made a formal request to Prince Albert city councillors, asking for the city’s financial department to give the issue another look.

“There is no historical precedent in our province for a church being taxed while under construction,” Mayer said during the meeting.

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