Stanstead Town bud­get over five mil­lion

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Staff, Stanstead

With ex­penses to­tal­ing $5,153,385, the Stanstead bud­get ap­proved on Mon­day night tops the five mil­lion dol­lar mark by a small mar­gin. Al­most two mil­lion dol­lars is bud­geted for debt re­lated ser­vices.

The main part of the pie is taken by water and waste ser­vices at $910,156, in­clud­ing close to three hun­dred thou­sand dol­lars for garbage and re­cy­cling. Next is the gen­eral ad­min­is­tra­tion of the 2,857 cit­i­zen town (ac­cord­ing to the 2011 cen­sus, los­ing an­other hun­dred from the last one in 2006) at $615,723.

Pub­lic se­cu­rity, in­clud­ing po­lice and fire­fight­ing, is at $468,894. By the way, the val­u­a­tion role will have a min­i­mal im­pact on the SQ bill. It will be $180,796 for 2012 and only $187,213 for next year. This is due to the ways that the val­u­a­tion is ad­justed, the so called Uni­form Prop­erty As­sess­ment (Richesse Fon­cières Uni­formisée) which ac­tu­ally is coming down from $192,893,399 this year to $191,020, 954 in 2013. This will also mean that the town will pay around a thou­sand dol­lars less to the MRC, in­clud­ing the eval­u­a­tion ser­vice.

Trans­port, in­clud­ing roads and snow re­moval, is bud­geted at $568,139, cul­ture and leisure at $264,446. The in­ter­est on long term debt is at $238,298.

Th­ese ex­penses will be off­set by equal rev­enues, the main part be­ing $1,828,218 of con­di­tional trans­fer, $1,431,868 of mu­nic­i­pal taxes, sec­to­rial taxes of $78,566, tar­iffs from ser­vices to­tal­ing $787,295, $289,106 in taxes for pro­vin­cial and fed­eral in­fra­struc­ture, the main part coming from the Cus­toms build­ing on high­way 55.

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