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Smiths Falls council to seek advice on 2017 budget

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By Chris Must
editorial@pdgmedia.ca

Smiths Falls Town Councillor Jay Brennan is urging colleagues to encourage public input into the town’s 2017 budget.

At an Oct. 11 meeting of council’s Committee of the Whole, Brennan said that it was important “to reach out and talk to people and get their opinions” during the budget process.

While noting that public meetings in town are often poorly attended, other councillors agreed that ways to encourage input, such as surveys, should be considered.

Councillors agreed to direct staff to research the ways that other municipalities encourage residents to participate in the budget process, and to prepare recommendations.

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Smiths Falls council to seek advice on 2017 budget

piggy-bank-finance

By Chris Must
editorial@pdgmedia.ca

Smiths Falls Town Councillor Jay Brennan is urging colleagues to encourage public input into the town’s 2017 budget.

At an Oct. 11 meeting of council’s Committee of the Whole, Brennan said that it was important “to reach out and talk to people and get their opinions” during the budget process.

While noting that public meetings in town are often poorly attended, other councillors agreed that ways to encourage input, such as surveys, should be considered.

Councillors agreed to direct staff to research the ways that other municipalities encourage residents to participate in the budget process, and to prepare recommendations.

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