The Highwood Golf and Country Club has asked High River Town Council for a break on their property taxes.

Highwood Golf Club President, Rob Stier, made his pitch to Council Monday, January 28, and says the berm and construction of it, has had a direct impact on losing about half their membership since the flood.

"We've been working really hard to get financially stable out there, and we've cut expenses, we've looked to increase revenues, and this is one of the areas we were looking for a little help in partnership with the Town."

They asked Council for a 50 per cent tax reduction in years one and two, then a 20 per cent break in the third and fourth year followed by a return to the normal rate.

At the meeting, Council mentioned the idea of working with the Club through other means than a property tax reduction.

"I'm willing to listen to anything out there that will help assist and partner with us going forward to make this financially viable." Stier says.

Council will look into the issue and come back to talk more about it at their meeting on Monday, February 25.


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