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2019 BUDGET

The budget was adopted on December 17. The average Beaconsfield property value is $571,647, after the Agglomeration of Montreal property assessment roll was submitted in September 2016, which is the third and last year of three.
 
The Council used $775,000 of its surpluses and reserves to present a balanced budget. The City’s overall budget rose to $45,066,481, an increase of 2.42%, compared to the previous year.
  • Operating and financial activities: $23,351,480         3.45% increase
  • Agglomeration share: $21,715,564                            1.34% increase
 
HIGHLIGHTS
Beaconsfield’s share
  • 1.66% increase in Beaconsfield’s local taxes for a home with an average value of $571,647
  • $3.00 increase in annual waste tariff for each bin size, which includes 12 pickups, an increase of 1.91% for the standard-size bin of 240 litres
  • $0.01 increase per pickup for the waste smart collection, or 1.23% for the standard bin of 240 litres. The number of additional pickups is estimated at 17
  • $40 annual water rate maintained
  • 0.93% reduction in the water tax for an average consumption of 300 m3
  • 1.41% total tax increase for Beaconsfield’s share
 
Agglomeration of Montreal share
  • 1.30% tax increase
  • 8.45% water tax increase
  • 1.56% total agglomeration tax increase
 
Combined share
  • 1.50% 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:
  • $400,000 increase for duties on transfers of immovable (or welcome
  • tax), for a budgeted total of $2,500,000
  • $361,199 for the agglomeration tax
  • $266,349 for the local property tax
  • $125,000 from the Innovation and Information Technology reserve
  • $100,000 from reserves to balance the budget, for a total of $650,000
  • $47,400 in lieu of taxes
  • $30,000 for increased services in day camps
 
Decreasing revenue:
  • $305,000 in free surplus
  • $35,000 for dog licenses (billed every two years)
 
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:
  • $467,022 for salaries and fringe benefits, including the creation of an IT position and a Communications and Social Media position
  • $215,000 for building maintenance and repair
  • $102,000 for communications and technologies
  • $87,300 for specialized animators
  • $87,000 for snow and ice operations
  • $80,500 for sustainable development projects ($115,000 from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
  • $66,500 for cost adjustment of the Recreation Centre maintenance contract
  • $32,000 for small watercraft activities
  • $30,500 for the acquisition of books and materials at the Library
  • $25,000 for the addition of food residue collections during the winter
  • $25,000 for street line painting in the spring
 
Revised decreasing expenses:
  • $199,000 for ad hoc maintenance projects such as the dismantling of a street valve and occasional building repairs
  • $189,000 for small non-capitalized equipment (following the subsidized acquisition of speed displays as part of speed reduction measures in school zones)

 

 
THREE-YEAR CAPITAL EXPENDITURE PROGRAM (PTI)
 
The 2019 projects for the 2019-2021 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 $15,475,000. The sources of funding will be:
 
  • $2.186M in subsidies (for infrastructure)
  • $4.384M from long-term loans (mostly for infrastructure and parks)
  • $1.4M from the operating budget (for road work and ditch repair)
  • $5.305M from working capital funds (for projects less than $1M)
  • $2.2M 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.
  • $5,600,000   Infrastructure (water network, sewer, drainage) including a water connection project at the Recreation Centre and a project for the protection of the Meadowbrook creek.
  • $2,375,000  Repaving of pavement, repair and new sidewalk, repair of ditches on various streets including the Elm Street facing Sunrise, construction of a sidewalk on Westcroft Street and a reconfiguration analysis for Beaconsfield Boulevard.
  • $4,700,000  Parks and green spaces (sports fields, parks, outdoor pools, playground equipment,lake shores and various mandates),
    including repair of the recreational portion of Heights Park and several park improvements, as well as the addition of an outdoor training circuit and the rehabilitation of the Centennial park shore
  • $2,350,000  Buildings and others (upgrading to standard, renovations, projects and mandates) for several projects under $500,000.
  • $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.