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Saint-Anicet encouraging citizen involvement

The Saint-Anicet municipal council recently adopted a resolution encouraging citizens of the municipality to become more involved with various committees in order to participate more directly in community life and activities.

The municipality and its elected officials want to ensure that citizens are sufficiently represented, at a rate of two individuals per municipal committee, in the management of issues such as recreation, canals, and roads, as well as services like communications and the library. “We want people with opinions to contribute to the development of our committees, and there is nothing better than sitting at the table and having your opinion be heard,” says mayor Gino Moretti.

The deadline for nominations is June 15, after which time the council will select several citizens to sit on the various committees. Saint-Anicet residents who are interested in this opportunity should contact the municipality by email at: dg@stanicet.com, or by calling the town hall at: 450 264-2555.

Budget surplus

The municipal council announced during its regular meeting on May 3 that the municipality had posted a surplus of $678,150 in 2020. According to a message released on Facebook, the surplus is largely explained by unanticipated revenues from, among other things, an increase in property sales. The Quebec government granted the municipality $163,500 in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as $63,500 in compensation from Recyc-Québec, and $132,500 from a road maintenance program.

“The financial situation of the municipality is in good hands,” says Moretti, citing actions taken by the council to provide an investment fund for infrastructure, as well as efforts to maintain a tighter control on the budget, as having played a key role in this turnaround.

“We are proud to end this mandate in a much better financial situation than the one we inherited,” concluded Moretti. (SR)

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