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Pincourt

Taxes stay steady in Pincourt

  • Pincourt Mayor Yvan Cardinal says he wants to find a better way to ensure engineering firms are providing services at the lowest cost.
    Pincourt Mayor Yvan Cardinal says he wants to find a better way to ensure engineering firms are providing services at the lowest cost.
    Photo credit: John Mahoney/the Gazette

Pincourt homeowners will see a negligible increase in their tax bills for 2013, as the average hike will be around one quarter of one per cent.

That means the average home in the town will see an increase of about $5, a statement from the town said.

The town council passed the $20.4 million budget on Wednesday night, with expenses going up by 1.02 per cent in total.

The biggest expenditure increase was in the regional services category, where contributions rose by $200,600 for police services; provincial sales tax went up by $65,798, and the contribution to the Agence Métropolitain de Transport increased by $38,100.

Pincourt Mayor Yvan Cardinal said he was pleased with the budget, and the three previous ones, as taxes have only increased by 1.07 per cent in the last four years, which is well below the rate of inflation.

Cardinal cautioned, however, that because of the increase in the valuation roll, some homeowners will see higher increases than the average, while others, will actually see their tax bills decrease.

jmagder@montrealgazette.com
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