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Sechelt Council one vote away from budget adoption, but reservations remain

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Sechelt Council has given three readings to the new budget,  but not without a few reservations.

The budget includes nearly 8 million dollars in capital projects. And Councillor Doug Wright says he plans to oppose some of them when they come up for scrutiny at committee.

And Councillor Noel Muller is wondering when, or if, the public is going to get another chance for some input.

As it stands right now, the budget does not call for a tax increase. And that’s where the reservations come in for Councillor Darren Inkster. He says if taxes aren’t going up, they should be able to show some savings on the other side of the ledger.

Mayor Bruce Milne has tax concerns on his mind as well… He says as they go foward the District is going to have to look at finding a better balance between operating costs and the tax dollars coming in.

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Right now a lot of those costs are covered by outside sources, and Milne says that leaves the District vulnerable.

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