Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Council Sends Budget Message To Finance Director

It was a clear message from Bridgewater council to their finance director. No more debt increase and don't raise the sewer or tax rates. Council members met last night to discuss the 2013-14 budget and a $400,000 surplus in their operating budget. There were many ideas floated around including putting the brakes on big projects for now like the Downtown and Waterfront Plan and LED Lighting project to help balance the capital budget. Mayor David Walker says it's all preliminary talk and nothing is final, just yet.

The director of finance will take the input back to staff to create a draft version of the budget. Another discussion session will be held April 2nd.