Average East Hawkesbury bill up

Last year, the owner of a home evaluated

at $121,294 paid $599 in township taxes,


$608 in county taxes and $280 in school

taxes. Garbage collection fees increase from

Despite a decrease in tax rates,

$148.50 to $153.50; the recycling rate stays

because of higher property values, taxes

at $37.50.

in East Hawkesbury Township will

For sanitary sewage systems, the charges

increase by an average of about $44 this

remain at $350 in Ste-Anne, $200 per unit in


St-Eugène and $500 in Chute-à-Blondeau.

The municipality has decreased its rate

The township has applied $198,096 from


its 2011 surplus to reduce general taxes,

counties’ levy has dropped by 2.12 per

$32,154 to reduce garbage charges and $888

cent and the school boards’ portion has

to reduce sewer charges. The municipality

dipped by 4.33 per cent. However, because

has allocated $2.9 million for operating

most property assessments have increased

expenses. The roads department, where

by about six per cent, most residents will

$861,302 was spent in 2011, has been

Photo Richard Mahoney

see rises in their taxes this year. Based on

allocated $995,200. The fee charged by the

East Hawkesbury ismoving a section of a road away from this water course.

an example provided by the municipality,

Ontario Provincial Police will increase from

taxes on a residential property will rise by

$385,745 to $398,910. General government

Landslide prevention job

$43.55 this year. However, for those whose

is expected to cost $407,600, compared to

evaluation has not increased, the owner of

$467,116 last year. The fire department has

Believing in the “Better safe than sorry” adage, the Township of East Hawkesbury

a $100,000 home will see taxes decrease

been allotted $206,345, compared to

is moving a section of Concession 7 out of harm’s way.

from $1,226.52 to $1,188.38.

$272,303 in 2011. Protective inspection and

The municipality has set aside $83,500 in its budget this year to relocate a corner

The township is working with a budget

control have been budgeted $63,600 up

away from the bank of the Rigaud River.

of about $3.4 million this year.

from the actual cost of $62,408 in 2011.

After purchasing a piece of land for $15,000 last year, the township is ready for the

The total collected for municipal

Recreation has been budgeted $68,751,

re-alignment of the route this summer.

purposes will increase by about 2 per cent

compared to $132,907 spent on this service

With erosion causing concern, the municipality commissioned a soil test which

from $1,288,643 to $1,360,018.

in 2011. Capital expenditures this year will

concluded that the curve could be either shored up or moved. The township opted for

In 2012, the owner of a house evaluated

total $505,365. This sum includes a $177,705

the least expensive course of action – relocating the curve north of the existing

at $128,851 will pay $1,531.24 in property

tanker for the fire department and a new

roadway, explains chief administrative officer Linda Rozon.

taxes. Last year, the owner of a home

snow plow valued at $215,000. A sum of

assessed at $121,294 paid $1,487.69 in

$83,500 has been set aside for work on


Concession 7 and $29,160 has been

This year’s total includes $614.44 in


municipal taxes, $632.04 for the united

sports field.

counties of Prescott-Russell, and $284.76

These expenses are being financed by a

for school boards.

reserve and federal funds.

July 3 to 19

Westminster Public School Site Principal John Gow

General Vanier Intermediate School Site Principal Rob Currier

Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute Site Principal Sharon Halladay

Telephone: 613-258-1919 After July 4 ~ 613-345-5552

Telephone: 613- 932-8360 After July 4 ~ 613-932-5000 On-Line and Co-op Program Vice-Principal Matthew Robinson Telephone: 613-340-0037

Telephone: 613-359-5391 After July 4 ~ 613-283-0288

Eastern Ontario Education & Training Centre

Frank Hummell, Principal of Continuing Education Telephone: 613-933-9626 ext 4920

Site Principal Lyle Ferguson

Telephone: 613-346-2122 After July 4 ~ 613-764-7332

Summer Semester courses include…




x Co-operative Education Credits x Reinforcement for Grades 7/8 & 9/10

On-Line/New Credit Credit Recovery



Transfer Visit for registration information or call our Summer Semester Hotline at 1-866-615-1233 Students can talk to their guidance teacher or current principal to learn more about UCDSB Summer Semester programs. Transportation is provided from established collection points. Registrations are being accepted now!


Greg Pietersma, Chair

David K. Thomas, Director

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