The new year has come and council will be busy over the next two meetings discussing the budget for 2011. Administration has proposed a 4% increase in the operations budget and council at it’s last meeting in December requested administration look at the options of paring it down possibly a percent. I would like to hear from you what you think is acceptable for our times. 4% increase transfers to a $40.00 amount for the year on your taxes if your assessment is around $250K. The capital budget has not been discussed yet and will be very shortly since the entire budget is expected to be passed at the January 24th meeting.
Feel free to leave a comment. I would love to hear what our citizens of Lacombe are thinking with regards to the increase!
As we head into the new year of 2011, I personally wish all of you the best in 2011! I certainly look forward to talking to many of you, and discussing issues and concerns etc as the year progresses. Feel free to leave a comment here for me to review and reply. It takes a team approach to make things happen, not as individuals. You are part of the team as is the entire council of the City of Lacombe. Thanks to everyone who showed support in my election campaign this past October! I look forward to serving you in this coming year! Our municipal budget is coming up for final discussions during the next month. We need wisdom and discernment to do our best for our community. You as part of the team can help us out as well. Thanks everyone and Happy New Year!!