Concerns over spending ‘a head scratcher:’ Mayor


By Braden Dupuis
Financial plan bylaw gets first three readings

With several big-ticket items in this year’s proposed project budget — including $4 million for an artificial turf field, $6.8 million for the Gateway Loop Enhancement and $10 million for new vehicle purchases — there has been no shortage of online comments in recent weeks about the spending habits at municipal hall. At the March 7 council meeting, in a discussion about the price tag attached to the artificial turf field, Councillor Sue Maxwell noted the municipality’s general reserves are forecasted to fall from a high of about $80 million in 2015 to a low of $45 million in 2018 — “the lowest since 2009 when taxes had to be raised,” she said.…

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April 12, 2017

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