Mayor and Council and senior staff completed Budget Estimates this week, ending what was for me a very positive process.
With the guidance of Municipal Treasurer Patricia Walker, budget information was clear, well rationalized and well supported by anecdotal/explanatory notes. For each budgetary department or major topic, senior staff also attended to provide supplementary information and answered questions about individual expenditures, projected and actual revenues and future needs.
I feel that all parties involved in these discussions were thoughtful, careful and cognizant of respecting our taxpayers. My understanding is that this year’s budget will be adopted at the next Council meeting.