Each year, Council adopts the Municipality's annual budget for the next fiscal year at a special meeting held in mid-December.
The annual budget represents all operating expenses that provide Chelsea residents with essential services such as waste collection, snow removal, recreational activities, etc.
At a special meeting held on Tuesday, December 17, Municipal Council adopted its operating budget for 2020.
Tax increase of 3.4% caused by, among other things:
The cost of the water and sewer system for the centre-village this year is close to the forecasts made at the beginning of the infrastructure project. The variance from previous years is explained by the increase in operations and maintenance expenses, which vary according to the number of homes and businesses connected to the network.
Water filtration plant
Wastewater treatment plant
The increase for the Farm Point area is due to the need to empty aerated wastewater treatment tanks, a procedure carried out every seven to eight years to ensure water quality at the tank outlets.
As provided for in the Municipal Code, Council must adopt, each year, a triennal capital expenses program for the following three years. It provides a global vision of projects in order to better anticipate financial needs.
This program has to be divided into annual phases. It must detail, for the period coinciding with it, the purpose, amount and method of financing the capital expenditures that the municipality plans to make and whose financing period exceeds 12 months.