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2020 BUDGET

The budget was adopted on December 16. The average Beaconsfield property value is $732,212, after the Agglomeration of Montreal property assessment roll was submitted in September 2019.
 
The Council used $1,094,500 of its surpluses and reserves to present a balanced budget. The City’s overall budget rose to $47,899,053 an increase of 6.29%, compared to the previous year.
 
  • Operating and financial activities: $24,501,353        4.92% increase
  • Agglomeration share: $23,397,700                          7.75% increase
 
HIGHLIGHTS
Beaconsfield’s share
  • 1.39% increase in Beaconsfield’s local taxes for a home with an average value of $732,212
  • $5.00 increase in annual waste tariff for each bin size, which includes 12 pickups, an increase of 3.13% for the standard-size bin of 240 litres
  • 0.08$ increase per pickup for the waste smart collection, or 9.75% for the standard bin of 240 litres. The number of additional pickups is estimated at 17
  • $40 annual water rate maintained
  • 7.08% increase in the water tax for an average consumption of 300 m3
  • 2.10% total tax increase for Beaconsfield’s share
 
Agglomeration of Montreal share
  • 8.75% tax increase
  • 2.21% reduction of the water tax
  • 8.37% total agglomeration tax increase
 
Combined share
  • 5.75% 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:
  • $1,701,892 for the agglomeration tax
  • $163,364 for the fiscal pact negotiated by the MTQ of which the City is a member
  • $304,500 from reserves to balance the budget, for a total of $954,500
  • $128,907 for the local property tax
  • $125,000 from the infrastructure reserves
  • $100,000 from increase for duties on transfers of immovable (or welcome tax), for a budgeted total of $260 000
  • $85,544 for the garbage/recycling tax
  • $60,833 for the water tax
  • $35,000 for dog licenses (billed every two (2) years)
 
Decreasing revenue:
  • $85,000 in grants for special projects carried out in 2019
     
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:
  • $1,682,699 for our Agglomeration share
  • $161,245 for building maintenance and repair
  • $125,000 for the demolition of the barn located at the Lord Reading Yacht Club
  • $108,471 for salaries and fringe benefits, an increase of 1.02%
  • $37,700 for road network maintenance
  • $35,000 for the maintenance of the sanitary sewer systems
  • $35,000 for IT, including $15,000 from the Election reserve in preparation of the 2021 election
  • $25,000 for the rental of space during the work planned at the Beacon Hill park chalet
     
Revised decreasing expenses:
  • $200,000 for the purchase of capital assets paid from the operating budget
  • $32,000 for watercraft rental services
  • $31,150 for emerald ash borer treatment program – 2020 will be the year to treat trees in parks
  • $30,000 for the felling of public trees

 

THREE-YEAR CAPITAL EXPENDITURE PROGRAM (PTI)
 
The 2020 projects for the 2020-2022 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 $14,500,000. The sources of funding will be:
 
  • $3.1M in subsidies (for infrastructure)
  • $4.0M from long-term loans (mostly for infrastructure and parks)
  • $2.3M from the operating budget (for road work and ditch repair)
  • $3.9M from working capital funds (for projects less than $1M)
  • $1.2M from reserves and surplus (for professional services and various projects in parks)
As these projects advance, we will inform you of the most relevant details such as roads on which infrastructure-related work and repaving will take place.
  • $4,200,000   Infrastructure (water network, sewer, drainage) including a water connection project at the Recreation Centre and a project to repair sewers on St-Charles Boulevard.
  • $2,500,000  Repaving of pavement, repair and new sidewalk, repair of ditches on various streets and construction of green sidewalks on Allancroft and Beaurepaire.
  • $1,100,000  Parks and green spaces to improve Prairie and Shannon parks in addition to professional mandates for rehabilitation of parks.
  • $6,400,000  Buildings and others (upgrading to standard, renovations, projects and mandates) for several projects including the upgrade and expansion of the Recreation Centre.
  • $450,000     Vehicles (replacement). Each year, we replace vehicles that have exceeded their useful service life. This sum is taken directly from our working capital and then paid back over a 5-year period.