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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Budget Deliberations In Brockton

Brockton | by Robyn Garvey  

Dealing with aging infrastructure will be a focus of the 2018 budget.

It’s that time of the year again.

Brockton staff and councillors are sharpening their pencils as they prepare for their first round of budget deliberations.

Mayor David Inglis is anticipating a difficult budget.

The biggest challenge he says will be preparing for the future in the area of aging infrastructure.

He says Brockton must build a nest egg to fall back upon for future infrastructure needs.

As this is only the first round of budget deliberations, today will consist of a lot of staff presentations, reports and recommendations.

He says once Council has sifted through each department's proposed budget numbers, Council will be able to get to the nitty gritty details.

Another budget meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 23rd as well as December 4th and 5th.

Inglis says it is still too early in the game to predict what type of tax increase residents may face.

He says it will all come down to the priorities of Council.

Inglis vows however that staff and Council will work hard to bring in a responsible and sustainable budget that keeps the municipality moving forward.

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