“Public engagement is crucial to the budget process and we strongly encourage residents and businesses to take the opportunity to review the proposed 2021 budget and provide their feedback,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.
“Our annual budget process relies on individuals providing valuable input on important issues. With the pandemic restricting how we can gather, we are hosting these consultations virtually.”
The public meetings will be held virtually on Wednesday, January 27 and Thursday, January 28. At this time, senior municipal staff will provide an overview of the draft 2021 Budget and invite feedback that will be subsequently presented to Council.
The staff recommended budget will also be on North Grenville’s website at www.northgrenville.ca/budget.
In addition to the public sessions, the Municipality will convene a session with members of the media as well as key business networks to review the draft budget.
“The virtual meetings provide an opportunity to hear valuable input from community stakeholders, businesses and residents on the draft 2021 Budget,” said Gary Dyke, Chief Administrative Officer.
“Feedback from the public engagement process will be presented along with a final draft budget for Council’s consideration in early February,” added Mr. Dyke.
Municipal staff introduced the draft budget at the January 12 Council meeting as the beginning of the public engagement process.
For more information related to the budget process and how to participate in the virtual public meetings visit: www.northgrenville.ca/budget. Those without reliable, rural internet will be able to dial into the call and receive the presentation in advance. Please contact the Clerk’s office at or 613-258-9569 ext.109 to register and receive an advanced copy.
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2021 Budget Key Dates:
- BIA & Chamber of Commerce Session: January 26, 1:00 – 3:00pm
- Media Session: January 27, 3:00 – 5:00pm
- Public Consultation Session 1: January 27, 2021, 6:30 - 8:30pm
- Public Consultation Session 2: January 28, 2021, 6:30 - 8:30pm
- Presentation of Draft Budget to Council: February 2, 2021
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