Budget deliberations hitting Day 8; tax impact over 4%
Budget deliberations continued last night at the Civic Centre, and will enter its 8th night this evening.
Items dealt with last night include:
- An increase from 50 cents to $1 for parking meters. Monthly permits are also increasing from $15 to $30 in Chatham, and from $10 to $20 in Wallaceburg.
- Art Space was handed $40,000 and the Chatham-Kent Black Mecca Museum received $35,000 in funding.
- Council also shot down a motion by South-Kent Council Karen Herman to remove $1 million from reserves to help trim the budget.
Outstanding issues and closed session items are set to be dealt with tonight at the meeting which starts at 6 p.m.
The tax impact remains over 4% currently.
A meeting is scheduled for tomorrow if necessary.