Chapleau Town Council Prepares Budget For Final Vote

Chapleau Town Council seems ready to pass its budget in a couple weeks.

Council discussed the capital and operating budgets during Monday's meeting, and Mayor Michael Levesque says they were able to hammer out a draft for approval.

Mayor Levesque assures the new budget won't mean major changes to service, though there was a doubling of the snow removal budget - particularly due to the costs of removing snow from the arena roof - and a planned project has been dropped.

The mayor also highlights $350,000 in repairs planned for the Monk Street, Lisgar Street, and Pedestrian bridges - expected to cost the Township less than $100,000.

As for taxes, Mayor Levesque says - should the budget stay as it was decided Monday night - there should be a 3% increase.

Council is scheduled to vote on the budget during their next meeting, on May 13th.