Community Council – Budget: ‘biggest risk is getting none’

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They will never agree. City council budgets follow each other every year, and the opposition always comes down to one vote and only one vote, the elected Creuzot’s Charles Landren. “You always say the same thing,” replies CUCM President David Marty.

Admittedly, Charles Landre would have liked his colleagues to reinforce his views after his presentation of the 2023 preliminary budget (read below) in Saint-Sernin-du-Bois on Tuesday evening, but no one lifted a finger.

In the troubled context of a succession of crises, Daniel Meunier, the first vice-president for finance, presented a budget that “30 million euros, and even for the area that has become an investment budget, emphasizes the desire to invest tirelessly. 52 million € all budgets combined,” notes David Marti.

Faced with Charles Landren’s criticism that “your 2023 budget is a copy of previous budgets” or even “your vision for the territory is a tax budget”, the president extends the pole to him. “What is your vision? What can be done with 7% inflation without playing with financial leverage? Submit a counter budget, do it! »

David Marty adds: “Fiscal leverage _ a tax base logically set by the State at 7% as inflation, but actually 6.2% _, you are against it. But without these levers, household taxes would be much higher. This 7% increase, we want it.” He further clarifies, “You are never for receipts, always for expenses. Revenues are down 0.78% and we need to maintain public services and investment. How are we going to do it if we don’t turn the levers? (read the chapter on taxation below).

The president of the urban community of Creusot Montceau then quotes the head of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg: “The biggest risk is not to buy any.” It’s all said and done.


Presentation of the preliminary budget of 2023

Following the definition of the draft mandate and its ambitious program for 2021-2026, the 2023 budget foresees high-level investments estimated at more than 52 million euros across all budgets, including 30.1 million euros in the main budget.


The allocation of the main budget is based on the 4 main pillars defined in the draft mandate for 2021-2026, which are: ecological transition, social and territorial cohesion, education and economic development that fully integrates the territory.

  • The ecological transition is the main focus of the mandate. In this regard, 51% investments from the main budget are directed to it.
  • It rests on the second pillar of the mandate social and territorial unity. So, 27% investments are allocated to it from the main budget.
  • the economic development and education therefore, Creusot constitutes the third main pillar for the Urban Community of Montceau 18% budget investments are allocated to it.
  • Finally, 4% allocated to the majority of budget investments closed area and the resulting actions.


Additional budgets representing an investment of 21.9 million euros were distributed as follows:

  • 40% for drinking waterIt is 8.8 million euros;
  • 30% for collective sanitation (6.6 million euros);
  • 21% for the Coriolis region (i.e. 4.7 million euros);
  • 5% allocated to city ​​transport (envelope of 1 million euros):
  • 4% for the budget Activity zones (i.e. 800,000 euros).


1 – Operating income

Actual operating revenues increased by 3.18% compared to the 2022 interim budget (BP). They are 75.3 mln.

These include income from taxes and duties, which accounted for 48.2 million (+ 6.49%) and 64% of operating income.

Donations, subsidies and participations reached 23.9 million (+ 2.11%) or 32% of actual operating income. The main financial support from the state, the general operating grant (DGF), is estimated to decrease by 1.3% to 14.3 million for 2023.

2 – Operating costs

Actual operating costs for 2023 are 65.4 million, up 3.06% from BP 2022.

General charges

Total expenses, including all expenses necessary for the general activity of the community, amounted to 28.1 million (+4.76%). In particular, they include the following chapters:

  • Waste management: 8.9 million (-2.24%)
  • Roads: 3.9 million (+14.6%)
  • Transport: 4.7 million (+2.7%)

Staff costs

Personnel costs make up 32% of operating costs. The budget is 20.9 million with an increase of 4.37% compared to the 2022 budget.

Staff cost estimates for 2023 take into account various regulatory changes, particularly the increase in point cost.

3 – Investment returns

Investment incomes, which provide financing of investment costs, are more than 36 million.

These primarily include self-financing generated by the operating division of 4.5 million, appropriations and capital of 2.8 million euros, investment subsidies of nearly 7 million euros and loans of 15.6 million euros.

4 – Capital costs

The total volume of investment costs is 30.1 million euros, excluding balances and debts to be realized in 2022. The total investment budget is 36.4 million, including debt repayment and order transactions.


In terms of taxation, it should be noted that property tax, household waste tax and property contribution for companies will remain at the same level as in 2022.

In addition, tax levers will be activated to serve the strategic objectives of CUCM in terms of improving the development of the area, maintaining public services and making the necessary investments.

  • Reassessment of the minimum CFE base

Companies liable to the CFE are required to pay a minimum contribution set in accordance with the basic amounts set by the EPCI, if the rental value is too low, if the buildings are not available. The 2023 finance bill calls for the abolition of the CVAE. Thus, companies with a turnover of less than 500,000 euros will benefit from significant tax benefits.

It should be noted that 85% of companies have a CVAE contribution greater than the increase in the minimum contribution to CFE, and only 15% of companies in this bracket will see an increase in their professional contribution.

Micro-enterprises will be unaffected or minimally affected by this revaluation.

For others, the amounts will be adjusted to the declared turnover and calculated according to the basis defined by EPCI.

  • Evolution of the tax multiplier on commercial surfaces (TASCOM)

TASCOM is a tax for businesses with a sales area of ​​more than 400 m2, generating a turnover (CA) of over €460,000 excluding tax. The increase of the TASCOM coefficient from 1.2 to 1.3% is proposed within 2 years and is conditioned by the implementation of a reduction of property tax on shops and stores with less than 400 million manats, which can vary between 1-15%.2 and not integrated into the commercial unit.

  • Trade waste tax

Professional buildings that do not belong to the field of activity of KMI and remain vacant for 2 years are considered commercial waste.

However, the non-use tax exemption does not apply to owner-occupied buildings or industrial buildings.

The purpose of this tax is to limit the lack of interest of existing buildings in favor of new construction, so it is part of the call to improve existing buildings that serve the attractiveness of the area. The progressive evolution of this tax over the next few years should allow improving the attractiveness of the area by promoting a dynamic image.

The impact of the assessment of the minimum CFE and the creation of a tax on commercial waste will not occur until 2024.

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