Chapleau Council Passes 2019 Budget

Chapleau Town Council has set its budget for the year.

Council passed the draft capital and operating budgets during Monday's meeting, approving a three percent levy increase, which Mayor Michael Levesque describes as "a manageable percent to cover costs, but not excessively" - and he assures there are no 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 was dropped.

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

While Council discussed the budget, KPMG also presented their review of the Township's 2018 financial statement - Mayor Levesque notes no problems were highlighted with last year's statement, though concerns were raised for this year and future years.

With the municipal budget now passed, tax bills are expected to go out as usual.