Budget Talks Today In Wyoming

Lambton County Council will consider a proposed 1.33 per cent increase to the County Levy when it meets to set the 2014 budget Wednesday morning.

The $187-million document includes $67-million to be raised through taxation.

The draft budget before council proposes capital spending of $15.2-million for 69 projects. This includes the reconstruction of Venetian Blvd. and replacement of the Forest Ambulance Station.

Council will consider two grant requests. $20,000 to expand a rural taxi service and $5-million for Lambton College’s health education facility.

There’s also items referred to budget but not included yet.

They total $1.2-million if approved. This includes $200,000 for a Lambton gateway sign and $950,000 for 4 ft paved shoulders from County Rd. 35 through Aamjiwnaang First Nation.