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The City Adopts the 2021 Budget

CLARENCE-ROCKLAND – November 17th, 2020 – The City of Clarence-Rockland’s Municipal Council adopted its 2021 budget on November 16th, 2020. The 2.25% tax increase includes 1% that is dedicated to roads, representing an increase of $211,000 to the road reserve fund. For a home valued at $301,000, a 2.25% increase represents $46 annually.
The average cost for water and sewer services will increase by 2.97% and the rates for waste collection will increase by 10%.
Capital budget
The city's 2021 capital budget amounts to 11.7 million dollars and covers strategic capital investments related to growth, repairs and planned maintenance for 2021. Included is 5.6 million dollars for road repairs.
Some of the projects approved in the 2021 capital budget include:

Edwards Street Reconstruction

$1,684,140

Culvert replacement Laurier Street (Fontaine Creek) and paving from Laporte to the culvert

$1,416,250

Culvert replacement – Du Lac Road

$646,047

Multiuse path between Amber and Caron Roads

$205,000

Sidewalk on Landry Road

$200,000

Plans and specifications for Notre-Dame Street

$102,000

Replacement of dehumidifiers at Clarence-Creek Arena

$70,000

Bourget Park - Play structures replacement  

$60 000

The draft budget was presented and debated in Committee of the Whole from November 3rd to the 5th, 2020. Due to the pandemic, Council Members decided to freeze their salaries for 2021.

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Information:
Julie Chartrand
Communications Officer
jchartrand@clarence-rockland.com

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