The Nation sets budget meetings

by Christopher Smith - EAP
The Nation sets budget meetings
The Nation municipal council is expected to vote on the appointment of Russell Mayor Pierre Leroux as CAO, which would force him to step down as Mayor and Warden of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell. (Photo : File)

The Nation council will soon discuss the 2024 budget.

The Nation municipal council has set its preliminary budget meetings, where it will see the first draft for the 2024 budget and go over any issues or edits. The budget meetings are currently set for October 16 and 17, from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on both days. The meetings will take place at the Nation Town Hall, located at 958 Route 500 West in Casselman.

According to the details discussed during the briefing, operating and capital budgets are currently being received from Heads of Departments to be reviewed by the CAO prior to being integrated into the first draft. They will also be reviewed by the Management Committee and discussed with each department head. Council also said they don’t expect a major change to the property assessment for 2024 as there has been no revaluation done by MPAC. The 2024 tax rate will be set by council’s guidelines.

In addition, council mentioned that requests from the public regarding the 2024 budget will be accepted through writing or through The Nation’s social media pages. The details will be published soon, and written requests will be accepted until September 29.

Following the first draft meetings on October 16 and 17, a date for the second draft revision will be determined, and the official budget will be presented for adoption in the weeks following.

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