The report on the financial position is presented once a year by the mayor in a public meeting. The most recent report was presented by Mayor Alain Dépatie on Monday, November 14, 2016.
2016 Mayor's Report
I am pleased to present you with the report on our municipality’s financial position in accordance with legislative requirements. The City of Saint-Lambert’s 2017 budget will be adopted by City Council on Monday, December 12, 2016.
Financial statements for the year 2015
The financial statements for fiscal 2015, filed as soon as the audit work was completed, show that the City has a surplus of $1,005,838. This surplus is mainly attributable to an increase in the City’s revenues, including transfer duties, the issuance of permits, and interest income.
Financial position for the year 2016
After nine months of operation, we anticipate having a surplus budget. As at September 30, 2016, $39,938,011 had been spent out of the annual budget of $51,963,407.
|Expenditures||As at September, 2016|
|Recreation and cultural activities||$2,701,930|
|Buildings and equipment||$3,155,296|
|Agglomeration and CMM shares||$16,149,584|
|Total of operating expenditures||$39,938,011|
A list of all contracts signed during the year by the City for expenditures exceeding $25,000 was tabled by the Finance Office.
The 2016 financial statements will be finalized within the time limits prescribed by the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Occupation du territoire, i.e. by no later than April 30, 2017.
Here in Saint-Lambert, we benefit from a long-term vision regarding the development and maintenance of all our assets. You will recall that we adopted a 15-year strategic planning program for our infrastructures, equipment, buildings, and parks to ensure that quality of life would be maintained for our residents.
As part of this ambitious plan, the three-year capital expenditure program for 2017, 2018 and 2019 includes, among other things, the rehabilitation of Du Rhône and Saint-Charles avenues, rehabilitation of Alexandra Park and swimming pool, renovation of the former fire station, redevelopment of Lespérance Park and the coulée verte, and the continuation of the ash tree management plan.
Remuneration of City Council members
Position of mayor
The current annual remuneration for the position of mayor is $32,727, with an additional expense allowance of $16,216. The mayor is also entitled to annual remumerations of up to $23,000 as a member of the Conseil d’agglomération de Longueuil and $12,000 for sitting on the Board of Directors of the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL), in addition to $4,375 for attendance fees and $10,000 for sitting as a member of the board of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM).
Position of city councillor
Each city councillor receives an annual remuneration of $12,852 and a non-taxable expense allowance of $6,426, for a total of $19,278 a year. This remuneration is established in accordance with the Act respecting the remuneration of elected municipal officers and the provisions of our municipal by-law. Neither councillors nor the mayor receive any reimbursement for expenses. The following additional remunerations are paid to elected officers who sit on the boards of certain Agglomeration and regional organizations:
- councillor Dominique Lebeau is entitled to an attendance fee of $350 per meeting for his functions as member of the Commission du budget, des finances et de l'administration (Budget, Finances, and Administration) of the Agglomération de Longueuil council;
- councillor Jean Bouchard is entitled to an attendance fee of $350 per meeting for his functions as member of the Commission de la sécurité publique (Public Security) of the Agglomération de Longueuil council;
- councillor Boris Chassagne is entitled to an attendance fee of $350 per meeting for his functions as member of the Commission de l’environnement et de l’aménagement (Environment and Planning) of the Agglomération de Longueuil council;
- councillor Hugues Létourneau is entitled to an attendance fee of $560 per meeting for his functions as vice-chair and chair/member of the Commission de l’habitation et du logement social (Social Housing) of the Agglomération de Longueuil council.
The 2017 budget
City Council will have the task of studying and adopting the 2017 budget. The main goal will continue to be controlling costs in order to maintain an acceptable taxation level, without reducing the quality of services offered to our residents.
In closing, I wish to congratulate and thank our city councillors and all municipal employees for their contribution to the rigorous oversight of our municipal finances and their commitment to offering quality service to our residents.
Tabled at Saint-Lambert on November 14, 2016.