Mayor Steve Black calls this week’s budget meeting the most productive one to date.
Council has met six times, and in the latest one, cut the budget down by 1.5%.
Mayor Steve Black says if council did nothing, the average tax payer would have seen an increase of about 6% on their taxes.
He says council cut out over $1M in spending for this year.
Some of those cuts come from pulling $300K out of de-humidifiers for the pool because of an upcoming feasibility study, and $700K was cut to redo the parking lot at Hollinger Park.
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That project will go on hold, and instead $200K dollars will go into a reserve fund for the park.
Council has at least one more budget meeting in the books.