Chapleau Town Council is poised to adopt this year's municipal budget.
The budget is one of the items on the agenda for tonight's regular meeting, with by-laws to set tax ratios and tax capping parameters, provide for the adoption of 2019 estimates and tax rates and provide for penalty and interest in default of payment - both standard for the adoption of a municipal budget.
Speaking after the April 29th meeting, Mayor Michael Levesque told JJAM FM News that the proposed budget includes a 3% levy increase, but assured it won't mean major changes to service.
Council will also receive a presentation from KPMG on the 2018 financial statements, and will consider: a by-law to appoint assistant by-law enforcement and property standards officers; a resolution awarding a contract for annual groundwater monitoring and reporting for the Waste Disposal Site; a resolution appointing new firefighters; and a resolution approving sewer blockage policy and 2019 fees.
There will also be a verbal update on the local Drag Races, and Council will go "in-camera" to discuss three items, all "personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees".
Aside from the "in-camera" portion, tonight's meeting is open to the public, starting at 6:30 in Civic Centre Council Chambers.