Sher­brooke adopts bud­get

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier

The Sher­brooke mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil has adopted its mu­nic­i­pal bud­get of 2013, fore­see­ing rev­enues and ex­penses in the or­der of $265,274,550.

“To reach our bud­getary obli­ga­tions, we have suc­ceeded for the fourth year in a row to keep the in­crease in the prop­erty taxes lower than the in­crease in the cost of liv­ing, at 1.91%,” com­mented Sher­brooke mayor Bernard Se­vi­gny.

This year the city adopted a new eval­u­a­tion role: the av­er­age eval­u­a­tion of a one-fam­ily home went from $184,650 to $211,950. To re­duce the fis­cal im­pact of the new eval­u­a­tions, the tax rates of ci­ti­zens were re­duced to keep the in­crease at 1.91%. With re­gards to the rates for potable water and the treat­ment of used water, the re­spec­tive in­creases of 9.42 % and 4 % rep­re­sent the real costs of th­ese ser­vices.

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