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East Hawkesbury budget approved with one per cent increase

East Hawkesbury Township council met on December 14, 2020 and approved the 2021 municipal budget.

The total value of the 2021 budget is $5,834,918.  The total value of the 2020 budget was $5,137,855, which means an increase in of $697,063 for 2021.

According to Clerk-Treasurer Luc Lalonde, the municipal tax levy is increasing by one per cent in 2021.  This will mean an increase of $4.72 per $100,000 of assessed residential property value.  The 2020 increase had been 2.5 per cent.  The township is projected to collect $2,297,043 from taxes in 2021, an increase of $41,080 from $2,255,963 in 2020.

No increases are being made to garbage collection, recycling, or municipal sewage services.

The 2021 East Hawkesbury township budget also includes $1,988,279 in capital expenses.

James Morgan

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