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Bay Roberts begins budget process ahead of 2021 budget

By Mark Squibb | Oct. 8, 2020

The Town of Bay Roberts is gearing up towards Budget 2021.

The finance committee will present council with a proposed budget and tax structure on December 8, but the behind-the-scenes work has already begun.

Council will meet on October 14 for an initial pre-budget meeting, in which they will brainstorm and discuss priorities prior to staff review. Following that meeting, staff review their budgets and, taking the discussion into account, establish a preliminary budget for consideration on November 6. Following this, the committee will meet to review all input and prepare a draft budget for council. During meetings scheduled for November 17 and 18, council will review operational and capital budgets with departments heads.

Mayor Phillip Wood noted that most taxes were paid before the pandemic struck in March.

“Will we be advertising for public input?” asked Deputy Mayor Walter Yetman, and Wood responded in the affirmative.

Chief Administration Officer Nigel Blackwood said that the Town would be looking for input perhaps between the initial meeting on October 14 and the November meetings.

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