From The Gazette


Dorval contributes $70 million to island agglomeration, most of all suburbs

Of all the 15 reconstituted Montreal municipalities, Dorval provides the agglomeration with the most tax dollars to spend.

:This year, Dorval will send about $70 million, or almost 60 per cent of its $118-million annual budget, to the agglomeration to pay for regional services and some downtown capital projects.

Although Dorval only has about 20,000 residents, its agglomeration quota is based on total property valuations, encompassing residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

Neighbouring Pointe-Claire, which has the second highest agglo bill of all demerged cities, had a global valuation of about $5.5 billion, with just less than $2.2 billion coming from non-residential properties.

“It’s based on the fiscal evaluation plate. We have the biggest industrial/commercial valuation. That’s why we pay the most (of reconstituted municipalities),” Dorval Mayor Edgar Rouleau said.

Generally, non-residential properties are taxed based on a much higher mill rate than residential properties, which accounts for Dorval’s $70-million quota. For instance, this year Dorval’s mill rate for residential properties is set at $0.9046 per $100 of valuation, while it charges $3.5158/$100 of valuation for industrial/non-residential properties.

The provincial government sets a formula for establishing mill rates for residential and non-residential properties, Rouleau said, adding a city cannot dump all of its tax burden on its non-residential sector.

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