Chapleau Council Set To Vote on Municipal Budget

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.