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2022 BUDGET

The budget was adopted on January 24. The average Beaconsfield property value is $732,212, after the Agglomeration of Montreal property assessment roll was submitted in September 2019. This brings us to the third and final year of the 2020-2022 roll.

The Council used $1,775,000 of its surpluses and reserves to present a balanced budget. The City’s overall budget rose to $53,289,364 an increase of 6.22%, compared to the previous year.
  • Operating and financial activities: $26,767,164      2.57%  increase
  • Agglomeration share: $25,522,200                      10.18%  increase
 
HIGHLIGHTS
Beaconsfield’s share
  • 1.5% property tax increase for residential properties
  • Annual garbage fee increase by $15 to $25 for all bin sizes; $175 for the 120-litre bin, $185 for the 240-litre bin and $195 for the 360-litre bin
  • Incentive tariff increase of $0.15 to $0.35 per lift; $1.15 for a 120-litre bin, $1.95 for a 240-litre bin, and $2.75 for a 360-litre bin
  • $40 annual water rate maintained
  • Water rate increase from $0.7737 to $0.7920/cubic meter
  • 2.49% total tax increase for Beaconsfield’s share - for the average home using 29 garbage collections (12 of which are included in the flat rate) and consuming 300 cu. m. of drinking water
 
Agglomeration of Montreal share
  • 9.89% tax increase
  • 7.56% increase of the water tax
  • 9.82% total agglomeration tax increase
 
Combined share
  • 6.89% overall annual increase
 
The City’s budget was adopted according to the standards established by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy. The elements of the budget that seem most interesting to us for the activities we manage in Beaconsfield are listed below.
 
REVENUE - BEACONSFIELD
Increasing revenue:
  • $2,397,158 for our Agglomeration share
  • $600,000 for property transfer duties
  • $238,822 for the local property tax
  • $175,641 for residual materials
  • $109,000 library grant
  • $100,000 for reimbursement of labour costs related to the pandemic
  • $95,647 for the 2020-2024 fiscal pact
  • $85,000 for the issuance of permits for the leaf drop-off
  • $36,192 for the water tax – Beaconsfield share
 
Decreasing revenue:
  • $595,000 for a decrease in the use of reserves and surplus from $2,370,000 to $1,775,000
  • $171,221 in repayment of the capital and interest of the government portion of the debts
  • $84,000 decrease in grants related to sustainable development (received in 2021) 
Reserves and surpluses:
  • $1,275,000 to balance the budget
  • $200,000 in infrastructure for ditch improvements and repairs
  • $200,000 in free surplus for the demolition of the barn at LRYC
  • $100,000 in urban forestry to subsidize tree planting on private property

EXPENSES – BEACONSFIELD
The budgetary expenditure categories are revised according to anticipated needs and costs. The details of the most significant changes are summarized below:
 
Revised increasing expenses:
  • $2,450,660 for our Agglomeration share
  • $446,140 for salaries and fringe benefits, including costs related to the pandemic
  • $337,015 for transportation and collection services for all residual materials: garbage, organic waste, leaf drop-off, recycling, etc.
  • $225,000 for infrastructure improvements, street resurfacing and ditch repairs for a total of $1,800,000
  • $122,000 for public tree maintenance and planting
  • $100,000 in donations and grants for tree planting on private property to improve the canopy throughout the city
  • $98,370 for professional services to regulate rights-of-way
  • $72,000 in professional services for sustainable development
  • $61,825 for various insurance costs, which have increased significantly
  • $50,000 for scientific and engineering services
  • $45,000 for Beaurepaire Village flower bed maintenance and parking lot lighting
  • $40,200 for fleet maintenance and operations
  • $33,680 for salt and snow removal
  • $30,015 for computer functions; software and upgrades
  • $26,929 for the Recreation Centre management contract to account for inflation
Revised decreasing expenses:
  • $596,000 in debt service payments
  • $131,456 in interest on debt service
  • $111,800 for general elections
  • $104,837 in reimbursement to the working capital fund
  • $100,500 in small non capitalized equipment
  • $67,000 in electricity and natural gas

 

THREE-YEAR CAPITAL EXPENDITURE PROGRAM (PTI)
The 2022 projects for the 2022 - 2024 PTI show the general intentions of the Council to improve municipal assets, infrastructure and various equipment. These are investments for an estimated total amount of $14,530,000. The sources of funding will be:
 
  • $5.215M from working capital funds for projects less than $1M
  • $3.440M in subsidies for various projects
  • $2.5M from the operations budget for road work, ditch repair and building maintenance
  • $2.050M from long-term loans
  • $1.325M from reserves and surplus for professional services and various projects of $350,000 or less

Click here to read more (PDF)

 
 
 
January 18, 2022 – While the Municipal Council of the City of Montréal is preparing to officially adopt its 2022 budget of 6.46 billion dollars on Friday, the City of Beaconsfield increases its claim to 6 million dollars to recuperate taxes paid in excess for regional Agglomeration services.
 
“This is a matter of fundamental fairness for us. For three years now, our residents have been paying an additional 2 million dollars per year with no added services, whereas Montréal has lowered its contribution and obtained more services over the same period. This situation contradicts the principles of municipal taxation of the Québec government: each taxpayer contributes to the cost of services in proportion to the benefits obtained,” reiterates Beaconsfield’s Mayor Georges Bourelle. 
 
This injustice started in 2019 with the adoption of a Ministerial Order that differed from the rules established in the 2008 agreement on the reconstitution of the municipalities following the demergers in 2006. The new calculation algorithm became incomplete by the omission of the neutrality factor, thereby distorting the historic equity that had previously established the proportionate shares of the 16 municipalities on the island of Montréal for regional services, such as police and fire services, public transit, drinking water and waste water management. 
 
In 2020 and 2021, the Minister for Municipal Affairs and Housing, Andrée Laforest, tried unsuccessfully to find consensual solutions with Montréal who rejected them all. “All propositions aiming at re-establishing equity and justice would increase Montréal’s contribution and reduce ours. That is the only reason for Montréal’s continued stonewalling,” explains Mayor Bourelle. 
 
The mayor of Beaconsfield states that his administration has taken all useful and necessary actions with the Québec government as well as with the City of Montréal to address this overtaxation prior to resorting to legal procedures in order to secure and protect the rights of the citizens of Beaconsfield.
 
The injustice will get worse
 
Mayor Bourelle also notes that the injustice against Beaconsfield and, consequently, other municipalities with high residential density on the island of Montréal will be exacerbated by increasing property values which will be reflected in the next three-year (2023-2024-2025) property evaluation roll. Experts project an average increase of 30% in residential property values, but little change for commercial and industrial properties. This penalizes in particular the municipalities of Beaconsfield, Westmount, Mount-Royal, Hampstead, Kirkland, Dollard-des-Ormeaux and Montreal-West. 
 
“This injustice is intolerable. It is unconceivable to pay more taxes without receiving additional services, just because of a distorted algorithm resulting in inequitable sharing of regional service costs. It unnecessarily reduces the contribution of municipalities that have many businesses and industries at the expense of cities where the municipal taxes are paid, for the most part, by the citizens,” concludes Mayor Bourelle.
 
 
Please consult the brief and the application for judicial review filed in Superior Court and its amendments (in French only):
 

The distinguising feature of Beaconsfield is the people who live here. All aspects of life reflect the volunteer participation of residents: a united effort to maintain the City's singular charm.

You may consult here a list of community organizations operating in Beaconsfield.

 

Register with the City to stay in touch with us!

The City of Beaconsfield invites all citizens over the age of 70 to subscribe to its special list in order to ensure the best possible response should an emergency occur. This list appends the Vulnerable Person Registry.

 

The registration process is simple and does not require filling out a form.

  • Those interested in subscribing to the list can do so by email at 70plus@beaconsfield.ca 
    • Information requested:
      • Greeting (Mr./Ms.)
      • First and last name
      • Age
      • Address
      • Phone number
      • Email address
      • Preferred language (French or English)
  • If you do not have an email address, please contact us at 514 428-4400 etc. 4570 and leave a message. A City employee will call you back to finalize your registration.

 

Why are we asking that you join the list?

  • Because you are a person at risk and you must place yourself in voluntary isolation
  • To receive a monthly call from an employee of the City of Beaconsfield
  • To stay informed about the situation (dissemination of reliable information and advice)
  • To be able to share your needs in order to be redirected to the appropriate resources

 

COVID-19 Vaccination

Latest vaccination updates: local site information, the process, safety and more:

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ARE YOU UNDER 70?

You are not a person at risk and want to get involved?

You can:

  • Help a neighbour while respecting the rules of physical distancing
    • by calling more often to offer your help
    • by delivering, for example, provisions to their front door
  • Get involved with local associations or organizations.

 

Useful Resources - COVID-19:

Government of Canada : canada.ca

Québec.ca/coronavirus

Santé Montréal : santemontreal.qc.ca

Self-Care Guide - COVID-19 : québec.ca/coronavirus

 

Visit beaconsfield.ca/en/covid19

 

Services for low-income seniors

If you are sixty-five years of age or older and receiving the Garanteed Income Supplement (G.I.S.), in addition to the government Old Age Security Pension, you are eligible for the following program:

Free Bus Tickets

Persons eligible for this program may receive fifty free bus tickets issued every three months.

To register for this program, you must apply in person at City Hall and present the proof that you are a recipient of the G.I.S. and you must show a valid senior's bus pass from the Société de Transport de Montréal.

For more details, please call 514 428-4520.

West Island Resources referral service: 514 694-6404

 

 

Age-Friendly Municipality

logo madaFounded in 2007 by the World Health Organization, the goal of the Age-Friendly Municipality (AFM) strategy is to promote active ageing by optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance the quality of life as people age. In practical terms, an age-friendly city adapts its structures and services to be accessible to, and inclusive of, older people. Active ageing depends on a variety of factors that surround individuals, families and communities. These include both material conditions as well as social factors.

An Age-friendly Municipality

  • recognizes that seniors have a wide range of capacities
  • anticipates and responds to age-related needs
  • respects the decisions and lifestyle choices of seniors
  • protects those who are more vulnerable
  • promotes the inclusion and contributions of seniors

Subscribing to the AFM strategy provides the City of Beaconsfield with a guide to adapting municipal policies, services and infrastructure to the reality and needs of an aging population. This approach aims to establish a Seniors Policy and to develop an action plan that allows seniors to age while remaining active in their community.

Click here to consult Beaconsfield's 2018 - 2022 AFM Action Plan (PDF)

 

Leisure services to seniors

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PLEASE NOTE THAT A LOT OF ACTIVITIES ARE NOT PRESENTLY OFFERED BUT WILL RESUME WHEN GOVERNMENT DIRECTIVES AUTHORIZE THEM.

STAY ACTIVE!

Here are some ideas:


Take a Fitness Class

Register for a fitness class at the Recreation Centre.
Residents 60 years and over enjoy a 50% discount.

 

Try Pickleball

Pickleball is a fun, easy to learn sport that combines elements of various other racquet sports. It is a fast paced, low impact game that is great for hand-eye coordination, mental alertness and to encourage socialization!
Equipment and instruction provided
Information: 514 428-4520


Line Dancing
makes all your muscles work, improves blood fl ow, pumps the heart and lungs and, most of all, it’s fun! It is ideal for singles or couples, requires no special equipment and is easy to learn. 50% off for residents 60+
Info: 514 428-4520

Get outside and walk

It's cheap, it's simple, it provides a multitude of health benefits and almost anybody can do it. Here some tips to get you walking:
  • Find a walking buddy: A neighbour, a friend or even a group
  • Choose a familiar route that is flat and free of obstacles
  • Wear supportive footwear with non-skid soles
  • Dress for the weather, layers are best and drink plenty of water
  • Stop or take a break if you feel any pain during your walk
  • Consult a health care provider before starting a new exercise routine

  

STAY SOCIAL

Join the Beaconsfield 55+ Club!

Regular get-togethers are held the first Wednesday of the month at the Herb Linder Annex from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.
 
Drop-in and meet seniors in your area! Share your ideas as Club members; work together to create a program that meets your interests. Visit beaconsfield-club55plus.ca

 

Enjoy the Loonie Breakfast at Beaconsfield United Church, 202 Woodside.
Join this wonderful group of seniors every Thursday morning for coffee and conversation!
Information: Peter Kaehlert at peterkaehlert@hotmail.ca or the church at 514 695-0600

The Lawn Bowling Club offers social activities all year round. As a social member, you can play bridge, carpet bowl, participate in the games nights, line dance and attend any of the special events. Members meet at the Herb Linder Annex.
Info: beaconsfieldbowl@gmail.com  or 514 694-6365

 


THE VULNERABLE PERSON REGISTRY

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to assist you in case of an emergency

In order to ensure the best possible intervention for vulnerable people should an emergency situation arise, the City of Beaconsfield asks residents to register for the Vulnerable Person Registry.

The Vulnerable Person Registry is a registration system which allows residents to record vital information pertaining to vulnerable family members or other persons in their care.

This program is specifically intended for people...

  • Who are 75+ and who live alone
  • In loss of autonomy
  • With reduced mobility
  • With a hearing, visual, physical, sensory disability
  • With an intellectual disability
  • With a cognitive problem (Alzheimer's, etc.)
  • With a pervasive developmental disorder
  • With a mental health problem

REGISTRATION:

Complete the electronic version of the registration form and send it by email to 
lpv-vpl@beaconsfield.ca

You can also download and fill the registration form, and bring the copy to the Library desk.

Consult our flyer (PDF)

INFO:

lpv-vpl@beaconsfield.ca or 514 428-4400, ext. 4470

 


 

STAY CONNECTED 

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Do you need help but don’t know where to look?
Try the West Island Community Resource Centre (CRC)

The CRC is a community based nonprofit organization serving the West Island community which connects citizens with the resources they need. The CRC provides information and offers a referral service by phone or email and in person. The CRC also publishes the West Island Seniors Resource Guide, available on the CRC website or at the Beaconsfield Library.

The CRC now offers a Mobile Information and Referral Program for isolated and vulnerable seniors. A CRC Mobile worker is available to meet with West Island seniors to help them navigate the many specialized
community support resources that are available. This one on one service is available in a location convenient for seniors, including their homes.
Information: 514 694-6404 or crcinfo.ca

The Beaconsfield Library offers a free program by seniors for seniors to help you become more comfortable with technology: Techno Squad and Techno Squad on Wheels.

Visit our Event Calendar for upcoming sessions.

 

Hoopla: Thousands of titles. At your Fingertips.

The Beaconsfield Library now offers access to HOOPLA, a revolutionary digital service. Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks and more 24/7 with your library card.

 

STAY ENGAGED AND INVOLVED

West Island Citizen Advocacy (WICA) - People helping people
A non-profit organization whose mission is to match seniors or persons with a physical or intellectual disability with volunteers in order to improve their quality of life, break their isolation, build their self-reliance and facilitate their social integration.
WICA also offers a Seniors Advocacy Program which aims to assist and educate seniors who are facing fi nancial, physical, emotional, sexual abuse, neglect or exploitation. They provide information on senior abuse and defense of rights. It provides emotional or practical support with staff and/or volunteer advocates.
If you would like some friendship to break the isolation or if you wish to become a volunteer, contact WICA at wica@qc.aibn.com or 514 694-5850

 

NOVA West Island is a non-profit, volunteer-driven, community-based healthcare organization with more than a century of providing comprehensive, compassionate, quality care to vulnerable individuals in the community. The primary mandate is to provide specialized care and support in the home to cancer and ALS clients during the course of the illness and particularly in the palliative stage. Other programs include bereavement support for children and adults, adult day centers, home support services and foot care clinics. ALS and Alzheimer Caregivers Support Groups are also available.

INFO: 514 695-8335    or   novawi.org

NOVA West Island needs volunteers to:

  • Visit cancer and ALS clients in their home providing a friendly, caring contact and respite for caregiver
  • Provide transportation for cancer and palliative care clients to appointments to Montreal hospitals
  • Assist the Adult Day Centre Coordinator with the day centre activities and with monthly meal preparation

NOVA Volunteers receive on-going training, support and a great deal of satisfaction!


STAY TUNED

Sign up to our email distribution list to keep abreast of all City news and programs. Click here
 
 
 

211 Grand Montréal

 
211
An information and referral service available 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 365 days a year, which will eventually be open 24 hours a day.
 
211 Community resources directory is also available on the web. In collaboration with community organizations, all information on social and community resources is updated annually.
 
With the help of statistics from calls and web frequency, 211 sheds a light to government officials and decision-makers on social needs and in determining missing resources that are needed.
 
211 service helps curb poverty and social exclusion, giving the people with non-urgent social needs rapid information on the social and community resources that will help them find solutions to move beyond their precarious situations.
 
211 is a free service, largely accessible especially for low-income people, seniors and newcomers.
 
 

happy seniors

to assist you in case of an emergency

In order to ensure the best possible intervention for vulnerable people should an emergency situation arise, the City of Beaconsfield asks residents to register for the Vulnerable Person Registry.

The Vulnerable Person Registry is a registration system which allows residents to record vital information pertaining to vulnerable family members or other persons in their care.

This program is specifically intended for people...

  • Who are 75+ and who live alone
  • In loss of autonomy
  • With reduced mobility
  • With a hearing, visual, physical, sensory disability
  • With an intellectual disability
  • With a cognitive problem (Alzheimer's, etc.)
  • With a pervasive developmental disorder
  • With a mental health problem

REGISTRATION:

Complete the electronic version of the registration form and send it by email to 
lpv-vpl@beaconsfield.ca

You can also download and fill the registration form, and bring the copy to the Library desk.

INFO:

lpv-vpl@beaconsfield.ca or 514 428-4400, ext. 4470