Two villages ready to help Desjardins to pay atm

News 2 February, 2018
  • The two villages will lose their Desjardins services and offer to help pay for a new atm, and its annual maintenance.

    Stephanie Gendron

    Friday, 2 February 2018 11:29

    Friday, February 2, 2018 11:34

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    Two villages who will lose their services of Desjardins offer to help pay for a new atm, and its annual maintenance by organizing dinners, barbecue, and not excluding the recourse to the taxes of the taxpayers.

    Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies and Sainte-Louise, by the voice of their mayors, have offered their support to Desjardins group in several forms. We say even ready to mobilise the population to increase the number of Desjardins members.

    “A levy on the additional profits generated by Desjardins could be used directly in the financing of the service”, support the mayor of Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies André Simard and the mayor of Sainte-Louise Denis Gagnon, in the region of Chaudière-Appalaches.

    It does not exclude the possibility of having recourse to the taxes of the citizens, but they will be consulted at that time. The mayor of Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies André Simard believes that it will not reach this action. “I was told that it is 20 000 $ to 30 000 $ in a new window. With all the proposals that we have made, there will may be no need,” he says.

    The elected representatives believe that the automated teller machine, that we want to keep St-Roch-des-Aulnaies, meets the needs of their citizens, but also to the customer and seasonal tourism on which they rely for their economic development.

    On social networks, where the letter was published, the opinions seem to be divided. Many welcome the intervention of the two municipalities, while others seem uncomfortable with the idea of “paying” to keep the service.


    The two mayors also make bold suggestions to Desjardins to finance the counter. It should be noted that the one in place is outdated in terms of technology and that the device needs to be changed.

    They propose to use a portion of the patronage dividends to annual members or members of the program of donations and sponsorships to pay for that window. Costs of rent, quasi-symbolic and the organization of financing activities are some of the ideas proposed.

    “This offer of help may seem a little naive at first. Rest assured, however, that it is sincere”, have made it clear to the mayors in their letter sent to the chairman of the Board of directors of the Caisse de l’anse de La Pocatière, Jacques Lavoie.

    The Cashier of the Cove was said to have received the letter and she will be brought to the attention of the next board of directors meeting at the end of the month of February.