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Economic Profile

Updated: January 17, 2017

Population:

7903 as at January 1, 2016

2016 real estate wealth:

$1,306,703,696 $

Taxable assessment:

$1,271,466,000

2016 average assessment of single family houses:

$255,904

Municipal tax rates:

General tax:

0.68789 per $100.00 of assessed value

Household waste tax:

$215.00 per household

Leisure tax:

$40.00 per property, $10.00 per vacant lot

NRP (non-residential property) tax:

0.89417 per $100.00 of assessed value

Tax for building with 6 apartments or more:

0.85986 per $100.00 of assessed value

Tax for industrial category

0,98754 per $100 of assessed value

Number of apartment units in 2015:

5071

Total area of the municipality:

59,774 hectares or 597.74 km2, including 29% which is protected under the Act respecting the protection of agricultural land and agricultural activities.

Streets, highways and roads to be maintained by the Municipality:

280 km, of which approximately half are gravel roads.

Community facilities to be maintained by the Municipality:

Administrative offices, municipal garage, 4 fire stations, 14 pumping stations (for fire fighting), 2 pumping stations (for sewage), 6 community centres, 3 libraries and 25 parks, among the main community facilities.

Number of vehicles owned by the Municipality:

34 vehicles (Public Works Department:18; Urban Planning and Environment:2; Fire Department: 14)