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Budget session will examine several boards and departments

The municipal tax levy sits at 5.47 per cent after growth (5.91 before growth) heading into tonight's meeting.
Spine of the 2024 Operating & Capital Budgets binder

THUNDER BAY – The process of shaping the 2024 operating and capital budget continues tonight at city hall.

Ahead of Monday’s session, the Municipal Tax Levy sits at 5.47 per cent after growth (5.91 before growth) after a few votes on Feb 1 that moved the needle slightly on the levy:

  • Three curbside leaf and yard waste pick up days, saving the city $85,000
  • An increase to the recreation trails budget by $85,500
  • Using concrete instead of asphalt for repairs on sidewalks, which staff reported would have saved the city $40,000
  • $504,000 increase in Waterworks Revenues within the Rate Supported Operating Budget
  • $50,000 savings by removing the Planning Services Heritage Grant Program

Red River Coun. Michael Zussino is enjoying his first budget experience despite the longer session on Feb 1.

“People are asking good questions, they are doing their homework. It’s good to see that they’re not asking frivolous questions - it’s with purpose,” Zussino said.

Neebing Coun. Greg Johnsen was able to convince his fellow councillors to vote for the increased recreational trail ask.

“There is a fair amount to learn through this process. Hopefully there aren’t too many more late nights to come but it's good work. I’m happy to do it,” Johnsen said.

The session will also examine the following boards and departments:

  • Community Services
  • Corporate Revenues and Expenditures
  • Corporate Services
  • Thunder Bay Parking Authority

Council will also review the budget on Feb. 7. It is scheduled to be ratified on Feb. 12.


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