What will happen to our taxes?

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You would think with 5,000 additional people your taxes would decrease. Unfortunately that’s very unlikely to be the case. The costs of the current PPU in Ste. Anne de Bellevue will be staggering. A project of this magnitude will go on for years and years. Just trying to widen Chemin Ste. Marie, which is totally absurd, will cost a fortune. Other costs will go towards lighting, sewers, drinking water, facilities, security, equipment, recreation, etc.

So the greatest likelihood is that our taxes will increase and the experts agree:

Development results in a net loss of wooded areas, wetlands and wildlife habitat. It also tends to increase taxes rather than lower them due to ongoing infrastructure costs as experienced by many communities.

Source: Protection of natural environments by municipalities: authorities and arguments, By Me Jean-François Girard