Property owners in the Village of Grenville will not face an increase in their taxes in 2021.

The balanced 2021 municipal budget contains total revenue and expenses of $ 2,655,637. The total property assessment value in Grenville is $143,347,800 – an increase of 1.07 per cent from 2020.  The general property tax rate for the year 2021 however, remains the same as in 2020 at 83 cents per $100 of assessment value.

However, the amount the village is contributing to the MRC d’Argenteuil in 2021 is increasing by 23.6 per cent – from $185,269 in 2020 to $228,907 in the current year. Adjustments to the assessment roll and regional services are the main reason for the increase, according to a statement from Grenville Mayor Pierre Thauvette.

Even with the increase in the share being contributed to the MRC d’Argenteuil, the tax rate in Grenville is being frozen in 2021 at 1.1282 per $100 of valuation.

The cost of police services from the Sûreté du Québec in Grenville will not change in 2021. It will remain at the 2020 amount of $119,932.

Rates in Grenville for drinking water, wastewater, and waste collection (garbage, recycling, compost) remain unchanged, as well as the collection of residual materials – including garbage (green bin), recycling (blue bin) and the collection of compostable materials (brown bin).

The most significant capital project taking place in the village of Grenville in 2021 is reconstruction of the walls of the historic Grenville Canal. However, no municipal tax dollars are being used for the $5 million project. The federal and Québec governments are each contributing $2.5 million. Work on the canal is expected to begin this spring.