Letter to the Editor
Sioux Lookout 2019 Budget
Public input meeting for Draft 1 of the 2019 budget is scheduled for Wednesday January 9th, 5:30 at the legion. Draft 1 of the budget was presented to Council and the public on December 13th. Draft 1 is absorbing a tax increase of 3.7% caused by the increase in MPAC assessments for the community and is proposing additional tax increases of 1.7% in the operational budget and 3.98% in the capital budget. Total proposed increases are 9.38%. The Municipality needs to differentiate between needs and wants and set priorities based on that. The budget process is far from completed and there was a lot of good discussion and openness from Council and staff in comparison to past years. Please provide written and verbal input and attend the January 9th meeting!