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Why Roxboro’s tax rate is higher than Pierrefonds’: one issue on citizens’ group’s agenda

  • Pierrefonds council's actions will be discussed at meeting.
    Pierrefonds council's actions will be discussed at meeting.
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A Pierrefonds-Roxboro citizens’ advocacy group is inviting local residents who are interested in becoming more involved in local affairs to come out for a community meeting.

Members of the Association of Proprietors & Residents of Pierrefonds-Roxboro will be gathering Thursday, March 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Roxboro Legion, 3, 4th Ave. South.

APRPR members will be discussing a range of local issues, everything from the 2013 municipal election to smart meters, the 440 urban boulevard and tax rates. The fact that residents in Roxboro have a higher tax rate than their neighbours in Pierrefonds is an issue.

Lewis Poulin, a founding member of the association, said about 15 residents form the backbone of the association but the association would be able to do more if more residents became involved.

There will also be discussion on a public register, scheduled to be held next week on the borough’s plan to borrow an additional $1 million for the purchase of new equipment, vehicles, machinery and tools.

The register will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 25 and 26 at the borough office, 13665 Pierrefonds Blvd. A total of 1,156 signatures are required for a referendum to be held.

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