Vaudreuil-Dorion residents say no to tax hikes
Just what new homeowners in Vaudreuil-Dorion didn't need. Another tax hike.
Last night council was to vote on a 2 million dollar loan, to fund a bridge from Andre Chartrand to Cite des Jeunes. That would mean a $300 annual tax hike for residents in the Riviere-de-la-Cite development.
Through Your Story, Patrick Conway tells CJAD, from the outset, the deck was stacked against him and his neighbours to sign a register against the loan. They needed 599 signatures, but there are only 247 properties.
"We still managed to get 419 people to sign, so we definitely sent a message to the city that there is concern over this project, and we're not willing to be the only ones paying for this."
Vaudreuil-Dorion Mayor Guy Pilon says due to so much opposition last night, the vote was postponed.
"We just want to give them the good information, after that they will decide. If they still don't want the bridge, we'll see what we will do after that. But it won't be before November."
A special information session will be held at the new sports centre on Boulevard de la Gare October 17th.