News Council Starts Cutting the Budget SHARE ON: Mackenzie Read, contributor, Thursday, Feb. 16th, 2017 Timmins City Council at the round table. Photo Credit: Mackenzie Read - Moose FM Cuts have been made to the Timmins City Budget. After reviewing $8.9-million in capital spending, Timmins City Council has decided to cut in I-T, Engineering and playground departments. Mayor Steve Black says this drops the city’s expenditure budget from a possible 5 per cent increase to a 2.13 per cent increase. //www.mytimminsnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/cc-budget-1-1.mp3 Black says council will decide at that point if they have further work to do or whether they are comfortable with the rates going forward. The next council meeting is in three to five weeks.