For the 2018 taxation year, the following property tax policies are recommended for adoption of County Council:
That Essex County Council adopt the tax ratios used in 2017, for the 2018 taxation year;
And further that the Office Building, Parking Lot/Vacant Lands and Large Industrial optional property tax classes be continued for 2018, as set out in By-law #57-2009;
And further that the reductions for sub-classes for vacant/excess commercial and industrial land be set at 30% and 35% respectively;
And further that the Essex County Tax Assistance Program for Low Income Seniors and Low Income Persons with Disabilities established by By-law 04-2004, the Charity Tax Rebate Program established by By-law 16-2007 and the Veterans Clubhouse and Legion Halls Property Tax Rebate Program established by By-law 13-2017 continue with no amendments.