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Dollard des Ormeaux

Dollard-des-Ormeaux tax bill to go up 2%

Dollard-des-Ormeaux adopted its $78-million budget for 2013 on Monday, which includes a small tax increase for homeowners.

The owner of an average home in the town, valued at about $314,000, will have a municipal tax bill of $3,871 in 2013, about two per cent more than this year, said Mayor Ed Janiszewski, adding this total includes special charges for water.

About $39 million of the Dollard budget is headed to the Montreal agglomeration for regional services, including a proportionate share for a water reserve.

The town set its residual mill rate at $1.013 per $100 of valuation, plus there is a water reserve surcharge of $0.29/$100 of valuation.

A water tax for a single-family home is set at $220 per unit.

Last month, Dollard had tabled its triennial $11-million capital expenditure program, with $5 million slated for projects in 2013.

One comment

  1. By ddo resident

    The December 2012 issue of the DDO Le Journal reported the following fiscal information;

    2011 operating surplus of $2,994,000 versus $3,453,000 in 2010.
    2012 projected surplus of about $2,600,000.
    Accumulated surplus of $16,716,000 at year end ( presume it was end of 2011 )

    Why does DDO need to increase municipal taxes by 2% at a time when they are consistently generating operating surpluses every year. Something doesn’t make sense here. Are taxpayers supposed to be paying to make the bank account grow. They give themselves credit for good management for the decreased expenses of 2012. I think it is the taxpayer that is generating the surpluses by paying higher taxes.

    Signed

    Perplexed

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