The Oliver Curling Club Society will get a break on its 2015 municipal tax bill thanks to an exemption granted by town council on Monday.
The exemption will see the club pay $1,625, or just 12% of the $13,537 property taxes that would otherwise have been owed.
By way of comparison, council was told that the Oliver Elks Lodge will pay $1,898 and the Royal Canadian Legion branch $5,661.
Councillor Jack Bennest said the tax levels coincidentally, “kind of correspond with the level of alcohol sales” amoung the three organizations, “so there is some justification and fairness.”
Many non profit organizations, housing societies, and churches etc. apply for property tax exemption.