Taxes go down in Can­ton Hat­ley and Ste-Cather­ine

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEF - Vic­to­ria Vanier Can­ton Hat­ley, Ste-Cather­ine

The mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Hat­ley Town­ship has de­creased its mill rate for the 5th year in a row, go­ing down by 5.6% for 2016. The av­er­age house, val­ued at $350,000, will have a bill of $1,979, a de­crease of roughly $112. This year’s big pro­ject will be to move the Town Hall to the for­mer Mont Joie, now called Mont Hat­ley, ski cen­tre.

Over in Ste-Cather­ine-de-Hat­ley, the de­crease in the tax bill will be a lit­tle more mod­est, about twelve cents for the av­er­age home, val­ued at $300,000. That bill will be around $1,566. The town’s bud­get for 2016 is $3.57 mil­lion. About $833,000 of that will be used to re­pair the town’s roads net­work, in­clud­ing a part of the North Hat­ley Road.

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