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of Hawkesbury has dropped its tax rate,
but still expects to collect more in taxes
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The municipal tax rate has been
decreased by .82 per cent, however,
because property assessments have
increased, the municipality is looking to
bring in more tax revenues — $8,770,878
compared to $8,413,362.
whose property assessment has not
increased, the new rates will mean a
decrease of about $33 in property taxes.
The owner of such a residence will
pay $1,794 this year, compared to $1,827
Of the 2012 total, the town will receive
$1,083, the counties of Prescott-Russell
will get $490 and school boards will
In 2011, the typical bill breakdown
was $1,094 to the town, $501 to the
counties and $231 to school boards.
Spending will increase by about
$400,000, from $18,130,592 in 2011 to
The budget is considered “tight”
because a small fluctuation in revenues
or expenses could mean the difference
between a surplus or deficit at the end of
the year, notes Mayor René Berthiaume.
During the protracted budget
preparations, “We removed the fluff,” he
There are few new capital projects,
invest heavily in street improvements,
says Berthiaume. Because grants from
other levels of government are not
available, many projects have been
A sum of $200,000 has been set aside
for street work in 2012. “This amount
will permit us to do work on about 1.5
kilometres,” allows themayor. Apriority
this year will be Tupper Street.
Hawkesbury residents will pay more
in water, sewage and garbage taxes —
$4,576,092, compared to $4,366,049.
Water tax revenues are expected to reach
$1,874,154, compared to $1,702,302,
while sewage revenues are to rise from
$1,766,403 to $1,786,601.
On the expense side of the ledger,
protection to persons and property costs
will increase from $6,269,969 to
The biggest portion of this bill is for
police services. The Ontario Provincial
Police invoice will go from $3,897,624 to
The fire department allocation
increases from $1,134,236 to $1,198,318.
The communication service budget has
been decreased from $489,998 to
$452,463; the budget for by-law officers
has risen from $260,484 to $275,727; the
allotment for protection and inspection
goes from $205,704 to $224,494.
Transportation has been allocated
$3,198,007, compared to the $2,899,204
that was spent on this department in
General administration will cost
$1,675,406, compared to $1,754,348 last
year. Water, sewage and garbage service
expenses will total $4,950,662, compared
to $4,789,405 in 2011.Recreation and
culture will total $1,779,582, up from
$1,742,125 last year.
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The development and planning
budget has been set at $398,795,
compared to $453,412 last year.
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