Enderby council gives final nod to budget
Enderby’s finances are firm.
Council has adopted the 2012 budget, including a 1.4 per cent tax increase.
“It’s maybe been a mistake in the past to go with zero because there are a lot of things we need to do,” said Coun. Greg McCune of infrastructure projects.
Mayor Howie Cyr believes the budget process found a balance between residents ability to pay and having sufficient resources to provide services.
“Staff found some operational savings and we are able to put some money into reserves,” he said.
McCune insists there isn’t much more the city could have done in terms of the financial plan.
“I am impressed with city staff and everyone worked very hard.”
Similar to previous years, there was little public participation when input on the budget was sought.
McCune isn’t sure if people are satisfied with council’s decisions or they are indifferent about the budget.
“People turn on their water and have water and they are thrilled. They don’t think about it,” he said.