Zeballos to get provincial cash

Zeballos is one of 64 B.C. communities — and the only one on the North Island

Zeballos is one of 64 B.C. communities — and the only one on the North Island —  that will share $16.9 million in compensation for municipal property taxes.

The small town will be receiving exactly $3,955.24.

Grants-in-lieu are designed to reimburse municipalities for services that benefitted government properties, such as sewer services, road maintenance and fire protection.

Since 2002, the Government of British Columbia has distributed more than $173 million as grants-in-lieu to B.C. municipalities. Each municipality distributes a portion of the funds to its regional district, and those governments use the money to help pay for local services.