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District of Sechelt aims for early 2022 budget approval

Posted: 199 days ago

Sechelt, BC – The District of Sechelt is aiming for early approvals for its 2022 Five-Year Financial Plan.

 

To date, District staff have reviewed operational processes and updated departmental budgets for Council’s consideration. Business cases for new and one-time operating requests, as well as capital projects, have been prepared by staff. Community associations provided requests on behalf of their members. The District received feedback from the community on their priorities for the 2022 budget by way of a survey between August 3 and September 6.

 

All of this information will be presented to Council at the November 10, 2021, Committee of the Whole meeting. A two-day budget deliberation session has been scheduled for November 30 and December 1, 2021. Deliberations will take place during full-day Committee of the Whole sessions, which are open to the public online via Zoom, live streamed to YouTube and limited seating is available at council chambers, 5797 Cowrie Street, first floor.

 

Two opportunities for the public to learn more and ask questions about the 2022 budget are planned for Monday November 15, 2021, at noon and 7pm through one-hour online public participation meetings.

 

Mayor Siegers explained, “Early approval allows for projects to start at the beginning of the year and can help to streamline operational processes. This will be an exciting year with many of our upcoming projects being funded by grants.”

 

Chief Administrative Officer Andrew Yeates said, “The 2022 budget will be a critical factor to move forward with the District’s infrastructure renewal and asset management plans. We look forward to updating our aging infrastructure so we can continue to serve the community to the best of our ability.”

 

More information on the District’s 2022 budget process and how to join the online public participation sessions is available at sechelt.ca.

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Contact:

David Douglas

Director of Financial Services

ddouglas@sechelt.ca