2014 budget

 


Budget 2014
(in French only)


Programme triennal d'immobilisations
2014-2015-2016
(in French only)

A Transition Budget

On December 17, Gatineau Municipal Council adopted a $526 million balanced budget for 2014. Gatineau intends to maintain its level of services and manage its growth with a minimal tax increase.

In terms of the average residential tax bill, the 2014 increase is equivalent to 2.9%, or $67, taking into account the $4.60 reduction in the residential levy for residual materials management, which drops from $128.96 to $124.36.

Of this 2.9%, 1% represents the dedicated infrastructure tax, and 1.9% will go to increase the tax base, in essence the equivalent of the Bank of Canada's consumer price index “target”.


Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin
Mayor of Gatineau

Highlights

Service improvements

  • A $3.7 million increase in the assessed contribution to the Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO), for a total of $51.3 million. Of this $3.7 million, $1.4 million will go towards the adjustments required for the Rapibus.
  • A $1.2 million increase for new equipment and 13 firefighters under the fire safety cover plan.
  • A $590,000 contribution to complete the implementation of the police organization plan.
  • $229,000 to the Heritage Policy and the Cultural Policy, and for celebrations and festival.
  • $300,000 to the Policy on Social Development.
  • $925,000  to purchase additional ice time and time on the synthetic surface at the centre Branchaud-Brière.
  • $250,000 for the emerald ash borer management plan.

Infrastructure investments

Close to $96 million for municipal infrastructures, in particular:

  • $26 million for road improvements;
  • $22 million for the water supply and sewer systems;
  • $16.2 million in water and wastewater treatment plants;
  • $12.2 million for municipal building maintenance;
  • $5 million for the replacement and purchase of vehicles and equipment;
  • $3.5 million for parks and green spaces;
  • $1.8 million for recreational pathways;
  • $1.2 million for the Programme Rénovation Québec (PRQ); and
  • $2.1 million for 125 social housing units under the AccèsLogis Québec program.

Summary of revenues*

 

Summary of expenditures*

*Amounts adjusted to take into account the impact of the amendment to the QST refund that comes into effect on January 1, 2014.

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