At a special meeting held at 7 p.m., Monday, December 12, Kirkland Council adopted the Town’s budget for the year 2017 and set the various tax rates applicable in Kirkland over the same period.
“Every budget cycle has its challenges and 2017 was no different” said Mayor Michel Gibson, adding that “Costs for providing services continue to rise each year, changing demographics require adjustments in services provided, especially for senior citizens, and additional responsibilities keep being transferred to us by the different levels of government”.
”For this budget process, Council had set itself the goals to maintain local services and add new requirements while maintaining a steady budget without adversely affecting our taxpayers”, he continued. “I am very pleased to announce that Council was able to achieve all of these goals, while securing an even lower tax increase than last year’s 0.59%. We are very pleased of the budget presented tonight and will continue to invest in our infrastructure and introduce new facilities, all the while maintaining a high level of service, and ensuring that City Hall remains accessible to all Kirkland residents.”, he concluded.
Kirkland citizens will receive all pertinent details with respect to their Town’s 2017 budget and applicable tax rates with the tax bill to be mailed in February.
For more information, access the Town’s website at www.ville.kirkland.qc.ca.