City financial staff will be presenting the preliminary operating and capital budgets at tonight’s city council meeting.
The budget process has been pushed back due to October’s municipal election and the new city council will be sitting down to finalize this year’s budget during deliberations scheduled for February 4th and 5th if required.
Normally in a non-election year, operating and capital preliminary budgets are presented at the last meeting in November with deliberations and approval occurring the first week of December.
Meantime, the City will be finding out later this year how much grant funding it will be receiving from the province.
The Ford Government is reviewing the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund program.
The province says it is looking to complete the review early this year.