Wednesday, June 23, 2021

2021 Chatham-Kent budget presentation set for Wednesday evening

The public is invited to be part of the presentation of the proposed 2021 municipal budget on Wednesday, January 13 at 6 p.m.

Municipla officials say the budget will be broadcast live on YourTV as well as live streamed on the YourTV YouTube channel and the municipal Facebook page.

Budget chair, Councillor Brock McGregor, said he hopes residents will take the opportunity to watch the presentation.

The budget document will be available on the municipal website at the time it is presented.

Steve Brown, Chatham-Kent’s Director of Budget & Performance Services, said the municipality has prepared three videos dealing with budget basics, learning how property tax is calculated and assessment growth.

The videos are located at: https://www.chatham-kent.ca/local-government/financial-information/Budget

In addition to Wednesday’s session, community consultation meetings will be broadcast on the Municipality of Chatham-Kent’s Facebook Live feed:

– Tuesday, January 19 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

– Wednesday, January 20 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

– Thursday, January 21 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Budget Committee deliberations are scheduled for January 27, 28 and February 2 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. live on YourTV as well as live streamed on the YourTV YouTube channel and the municipal Facebook page

Written presentations of up to five minutes are welcome each evening.

Submissions must be made by emailing ckfps@chatham-kent.ca before 3 p.m. each day.

Deputations on specific topics generating significant community interest will be scheduled and announced prior to the Budget Committee’s deliberations.

If you are unable to attend any of the sessions, your comments can also be made

– By email to ckfps@chatham-kent.ca

– By mail to Budget & Performance Services, Municipality of Chatham-Kent, 315 King St. W., P.O. Box 640, Chatham, Ontario, N7M 5K8

– By telephone to Budget & Performance Services at 519.360.1998, Ext. 3100

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