Budget meetings for North Cowichan

Public invited to participate in open houses.

North Cowichan Council is inviting people to participate in town hall meetings that will talk about the whys and wherefores of the draft 2016 budget.

“We invite you to come and review our draft budget,” said Mayor Jon Lefebure in a media release.

“Let us know what is important to you. Your ideas and concerns will be of great interest to Council as we finalize this budget.”

Meetings will be held between 6 and 8 p.m. at the following locations:

• Jan. 21 – Crofton Community Centre

• Jan. 25 – Maple Bay Fire Hall

• Jan. 26 – École Mount Prevost

• Jan. 28 – Chemainus Seniors Centre

At each meeting, the mayor and chief administrative officer will provide an overview of the draft 2016 budget, followed by small-group discussions to gather input.

After the sessions, participants will have an opportunity to share comments and ask questions.

The Municipality also invites residents to complete a short, online survey about municipal services and satisfaction levels. The survey can be accessed at http://sgiz.mobi/s3/c7dc38ae72b4.

Anyone unable to attend a town hall meeting can also send feedback to Council directly by emailing council@northcowichan.ca.

The agenda for these sessions, as well as additional information on the current budget process, can be found at:  www.northcowichan.ca/budget2016.

All input will be presented to council for consideration and will help guide the municipality in finalizing its 2016-2020 financial plan.