The Nakusp and Area Museum Society is hoping to hire a staff member if a proposed tax passes. File photo

Deadline set for museum tax vote

Voters have until Aug. 13 to decide if Nakusp’s museum gets extra funding

Voters have until Aug. 13 to decide if the Nakusp and Area Museum Society should be supported through taxes.

That deadline was set by the Regional District of Central Kootenay at its board meeting in June. The $20,000 in taxation, which will be paid by Nakusp residents as well as a portion of Area K, will help hire a staff member for the six months of the year that the museum is open.

The estimated amount the tax will cost has also gone up since it was first announced in December. Residential properties assessed at $100,000 will pay $5.40, which is more than the $4.68 initially estimated. Properties worth $300,000 will pay $16.20, or $27 if the property is assessed at $500,000.


Area taxpayers asked to fund museum staff

Preserving Nakusp’s history and heritage

The vote is being done by alternative approval process, in which at least 10 per cent of electors must vote against the proposal in order to force the RDCK to offer a general referendum on the tax. If that doesn’t happen, the new taxation passes.

The vote, which can be done through an elector response form found at or available in print at the RDCK’s Nelson office, must be handed by by 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 13.

Nakusp’s museum is located in the basement of the library on 6th Ave.

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