While prices are going up for many things, including fuel and food, most taxpayers in the Town of Ste. Anne will notice a decrease when tax bills are sent out later this year.

Mayor Richard Pelletier says council is aware of the financial burden on many people and kept that in mind while preparing the budget this year.

Council has adopted a balanced budget that will result in a decrease of approximately 1.5% for most rate payers.

Pelletier says they did not make any noticeable cuts while preparing the budget.

“We budget so well, and we have more taxpayers. We manage to do it quite well with all of this,” he says.

tinuing in the town as more people are building homes. He notes there are a few new businesses that would like to set up in Ste. Anne, and they hope to make some announcements in the near future.

The 2022 municipal portion of the budget is around $4.8 million, while the town is still waiting to find out details of the educational portion. This delay is the result of school divisions having extra time to finalize their budgets.