PROVINCE OF QUEBEC
DISTRICT OF HULL
MUNICIPALITY OF LOW
MINUTES of the special meeting of members of Council, Municipality of Low, held this
15th day of December 2011 at 7 :30 p. m. in Heritage Hall. Those present are :
His Worship the Mayor Morris O’Connor
Councillors Theresa van Erp
Amanda St. Jean
The Director-General/Secretary-Treasurer Franceska Gnarowski is also present.
This meeting is officially opened by His Worship the Mayor, Morris O’Connor.
#243-12-2011 PROPOSED BY : Amanda St. Jean
AND RESOLVED that the agenda be accepted as presented.
PRESENTATION OF THE 2012 BUDGET
The Mayor made a presentation of the evolution of municipal assessment (and
reassessment for 2012), tax rates, etc. and what led to the result of the proposed
budget for 2012. Council members present their respective budgets.
The question period ends at 8:24 P.M.
GARBAGE RATES 2012
#244-12-2011 PROPOSED BY : Charles Kealey
AND RESOLVED that the rate of compensation for pricing for garbage collection remains
unchanged for 2012 is as follows :
Commerce & residence 653.03
Summer Camp 978.45
Restaurant & commerce – 2 pick ups 767.71
Institution – 9 apartments 818.97
2012 WATER RATES
#245-12-2011 PROPOSED BY : Amanda St. Jean
AND RESOLVED THAT rate of compensation on charging for the supply of drinking
water remains unchanged is as follows:
Commerce (extra toilet) 530.46
Commerce & residence 850.50
Institution – 9 apartments 766.03
Seasonal (arena) 1 891.26
Apartment & rooms 1 621.95
Extra toilet 114.66
Residences Paugan 1 433.88
RATE – ADMINISTRATION AND COSTS RELATED TO THE SEPTIC WASTE TREATMENT
#246-12-2011 PROPOSED BY : Theresa van Erp
AND RESOLVED THAT the rate for the administration and costs related to the septic
waste treatment facility for 2012 is $ 42.82 per household;
GENERAL MILL RATE 2012
#247-12-2011 PROPOSED BY : Maureen Rice
AND RESOLVED THAT the general mill rate for 2012 be fixed at .627 prior to the
distribution rates for the portion of the MRC, Sûreté du Québec, By-law # # 003-2002
and By-law # 006-2002 being .4287 / $100 of evaluation for the balance of the budget
MILL RATE PORTION – MRC – CONTRIBUTION 2012
#248-12-2011 PROPOSED BY : Theresa van Erp
AND RESOLVED THAT the rate of tax for the contribution to the MRC be fixed at
.0788/$100 of evaluation for the year 2012.
MILL RATE PORTION – SÛRETÉ DU QUÉBEC 2012
#249-12-2011 PROPOSED BY : Amanda St. Jean
AND RESOLVED that the rate of tax for the services of the Sûreté du Québec be fixed at
.0966/$100 of evaluation for the year 2012.
MILL RATE PORTION FOR 2012 – BY-LAW #003-2002 (McDONALD/MARTINDALE)
#250-12-2011 PROPOSED BY : Charles Kealey
AND RESOLVED THAT the rate of special tax for the expenses relative to by-law #003-
2002 be fixed at .0105/$100 of evaluation for the year 2012.
MILL RATE PORTION FOR 2012 – BY-LAW #006-2002 (FIELDVILLE)
#251-12-2011 PROPOSED BY : Charles Kealey
AND RESOLVED THAT the rate of special tax for the expenses relative to by-law #006-
2002 be fixed at .0124/$100 of evaluation for the year 2012.
INTEREST RATE ON ARREARS FOR THE 2012 FISCAL YEAR
#252-12-2011 PROPOSED BY : Amanda St. Jean
AND RESOLVED THAT the interest rate on arrears be fixed at 15% per annum or 1.25%
monthly for the 2012 financial year.
SALARY INCREASE 2012
#253-12-2011 PROPOSED BY : Theresa van Erp
AND RESOLVED THAT the salary of the employees and the members of council be
increased to 2.9% for 2012.
ADOPTION OF THE 2012 BUDGET
WHEREAS the provision of articles 954 and the following of the Municipal Code;
WHEREAS that the council of the Municipality of Low foresees expenses equivalent to
the revenues, the whole distributed as follows;
Taxes and compensations 1 256 341
Payement in lieu of taxes 14 915
Other receipts from local sources 100 850
Transfers 456 734
Appointment of the surplus 45 000
TOTAL REVENUES 1 874 252
General administration 385 069
Public safety 294 675
Transport 612 316
Hygiene 324 630
Urbanization 89 657
Sports and Recreation 55 351
Finance charges 112 554
TOTAL EXPENSES 1 874 252
CONSEQUENTLY, it is :
#254-12-2011 PROPOSED BY : Albert Kealey
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the 2012 budget be adopted as presented.
PUBLICATION OF THE 2012 BUDGET
#255-12-2011 PROPOSED BY : Albert Kealey
AND RESOLVED THAT a 2012 budget summary is distributed to every civic address when
sending accounts and taxes in 2012, as well as view the regular locations.
NOTICE OF MOTION
Notice of motion is hereby given by Councillor Amanda St. Jean that at a future meeting
she will present a resolution to amend By-law # 001-2006 on payment of municipal
property taxes and compensation.
Councillor Amanda St. Jean
#256-12-2011 PROPOSED BY : Charles Kealey
AND RESOLVED THAT the meeting be closed at 8 :03 p.m.
Morris O’Connor, Mayor Director-General/Secretary-Treasurer