The City Adopts Its 2018 Budget

CLARENCE-ROCKLAND – December 5, 2017 – On December 4, the City of Clarence-Rockland’s Municipal Council adopted its budget with a tax increase of 2.84%, which represents an increase of $54 on the municipal portion of a tax bill for a property valued at $ 290,000. Water and sewer services will increase by 3 residential waste rates remain unchanged.

Highlights for 2018 include the construction of replacement fire stations #3 on Laurier and # 1 in Bourget, water access for properties in Clarence-Creek and Bourget, a $12.5 million improvement to the Sewer Plant and a new integrated library system.

The preliminary budget was presented to City Council on November 6, 2017. Council members then deliberated in Committees of the Whole on November 14, 15, 16 and 29, 2017. The City's capital budget amounts to $ 10.13 million and addresses the required investments associated with the growth, repair, maintenance and strategic capital investments planned for 2018.

Capital budget

Projects approved in the 2018 capital budget include:

Morris Village Park development                                            $200,000

Clarence Creek Arena Renovations                                         $100,000

Lacasse Road                                                                       $700,000

St. Jean Street – sidewalks and lights                                     $300,000

St. Félix Road surface treatment                                             $306,000

Caron Street retention pond                                                   $1,000,000

Culvert – Butler and Legault roads                                          $1,254,000

The City of Clarence-Rockland had to contend with the announcement just days ago that its Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund grant was reduced by $ 108,900 Council was able to cushion this blow by reducing the capital budget and through savings achieved in the employee benefit program.

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Information :

Julie Chartrand

Communications Officer

613.446.6022 ext. 2227

 

 

 

 

Increase in CRTranspo rates

Starting January 1st 2018 there will be an increase in the monthly passes rates for students, adults and daily passes as follows :

Student monthly pass  $175
Adult monthly pass  $243
Daily one way pass   $15
Booklet of daily tickets $205

A new schedule starting January 2nd, 2018 will be circulated on the buses.

You will notice on the new schedule that we only did a reduction of one mini-coach on the 530 route in the morning.

We thank you for your collaboration.

 

 

 

 

Important message from the OPP

Mr. Luc Duval, Acting Commander for the Russell Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, has an important message for the residents of the City of Clarence-Rockland. Click on the photo to view the video.

 

 

 

Notice - Temporary Closures - Christmas Parade

Name :Laurier Street, St-Joseph Street, St-Laurent Street

Date : November 26, 2017 -- Between 2:00 to 6:00 pm
Specific locations :

  • Laurier: Between Heritage and St-Joseph streets;
  • St-Joseph: Between Laurier and St-Laurent streets;
  • St-Laurent: Between St-Joseph and Giroux streets;

Reason : Christmas Parade

 

 

 

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