2015 Draft Budget To Be Discussed

Sarnia City Hall (BlackburnNews.com photo by Melanie Irwin)

A 4.4 per cent operating budget increase is projected by the city next year.

Sarnia Council will get a snapshot of the 2015 Draft Budget when it meets in special session at 10 this morning. (Mon)

A two per cent increase is proposed for all city departments, $710,000 to operate the RBC Centre, $510,000 to pay for the city’s transportation master plan and $250,000 to bump up the operating contingency reserve.

A one per cent tax increase, amounting to $500,000, is also proposed for road resurfacing.

City staff have set a three per cent target increase for the 2015 draft water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer budgets.

Presentations are also planned this morning updating council on insurance and risk management and the state of Sarnia’s infrastructure.