Multi-year Budget Approved
Council has approved a 4-year operating plan and 6-year capital plan, as well as detailed operating and capital budgets for 2019 and 2020. The 2019 budget includes a 4.9% net new tax increase, and the 2020 budget is at 4.6%. For more information visit Budget & Financial Information
During the meeting, Council added $413K for the Lions Park Tennis Court expansion if a grant is received to help fund the construction project.
Increases to water and sewer rates and to solid waste disposal rates were also approved. These utilities are funded by users, not through municipal taxes, and increases are related to increasing operational and capital costs. Additional funds collected for solid waste services will fund an employee to deal with contamination levels in recycling bins and an organics diversion program slated to begin in 2020.
New Meeting Schedule in 2019
Just a reminder that, starting with their first business meeting on January 8, Council is moving to daytime meetings that will start at 9 a.m. Visit Council Meetings to see the full meeting schedule.