A few more things need to be completed before Timmins City Council can finalize the 2017 budget.

Council is waiting to hear about some funding applications and education rates, which should be in within a few weeks. Treasurer Jim Howie he is also waiting to hear from the local mines on their tax agreements. Howie says the timeline on getting this information depends on how quickly the city’s lawyer can get the paperwork to the mines.

Howie says these added numbers could sway the city’s expenditure increase from 1.87 per cent to 2.69 per cent.