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Blainville Presents 2014 Finance Report

Create: 05/02/2015 - 10:29

The mayor of Blainville, Richard Perreault, presented the city’s financial report for 2014 during the municipal council public meeting May 12th, which details the city’s finances up till Dec. 31, 2014.

 The city finished the year with a surplus of more than 2 million dollars, mostly due to the sale of land throughout the year.
The city’s revenue totaled $96,206,700 while expenses ran a total of $94,019,300, a difference of $2,187,400.

Splitting the Difference 
“It may appear to be easy to decide how to split this surplus fairly, equitably, and responsibly, but that really is not the case. It’s not because the amounts are large that the choice is simple, quite the opposite in fact,” explained mayor Perreault. “We have to find the right balance between administrative responsibilities and the improvement of services for our citizens. To do this, we asked for the collaboration of members of the surplus committee, who provided us with clear recommendations that reflect the concerns of Blainville citizens.”

Distribution of Surplus 
This is the breakdown of the distribution of the surplus $2,187,400:

 

Amount

Project

$ 775,000

Refurbishment of municipal buildings

$ 470,000

Bike path linking Blainville and Terrebonne via Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines

$ 300,000

Development of green spaces

$ 150,000

Treatment for trees against Emerald Ash Borer

$ 130,000

Purchase of books and e-books

$   22,000

Community centres’ social services programs

$   15,000

Execution of new policy for seniors

 

“In conclusion, Blainville citizens should know that we are continuing our efforts to respect each one of our commitments in order to make this city a role model for a great quality of life,” added Perreault.

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