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Budget work forges ahead in Sechelt despite transition to new Council

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Councillors in Sechelt met one last time Wednesday, to move forward on the new budget ahead of next week’s inauguration.

Finance department staff say incoming mayor Bruce Milne suggested sticking to a timeline that would see the budget approved by the end of December.

Yesterday Council got a look at the first draft.

The budget doesn’t call for any increase in the total property tax levy, but the District’s Finance Advisory Committee is also asking that Council at least consider raising taxes to match in the inflation rate.

However, that’s something Councillor Chris Moore says he can’t support.

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Among the capital projects in the draft budget are a 138-thousand dollar foot bridge over Chapman Creek and around 2 million dollars in road and sidewalk work downtown.

Sechelt is holding a budget information session tonight (Nov 27) at 6 at the Seaside Centre.

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