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Yes, you have a legal right not to pay, under the laws of Alberta, and I would cite to that very 1962 case which will be the controlling law here because the circumstances sound the same. I suggest that you notify the county that is doing the work that you refuse to pay and send them a copy of the 1962 court case that ruled against the village. That is binding law on the county and your hamlet, and they cannot re-litigate the same issue under the principle of res judicata (meaning that the court has already decided the very same issue and the government doesn't get a second bite at the apple or a do over).
Good luck to you. Please rate 4 or 5 and close out the question. i wish you all the best.
This answer was provided by a US lawyer and I apologize for that.As well it is not correct.While the city cannot charge you for road maintenance or even for expenses to put in a sewer they can raise property taxes.
But they cannot do this unfairly and every property owner must be treated the same.Does that help you understand the law?