News From the October 29, 2008 NEO-RA Meeting

We were pleased to host a presentation by Town Councillor Tom Adams last week for public consultation on the Town of Oakville’s 2009 budget. Councillor Adams is the Chair of the Town’s 2009 Budget Committee. Councillor Adams was joined by Patti Elliott-Spencer, Director of Finance & Treasurer: thank you to both for a worthwhile presentation and discussion.

The preliminary budget forecast shows a 10.23% increase in the Town’s portion of the 2009 tax levy. The total property tax is split between education, Region of Halton and the Town. The weighted increase in the 2009 tax levy will depend on the changes in all of these components. The Town is looking to significantly lower this preliminary increase. The Town is looking for feedback from the public on spending priorities and otherwise, so if you have views, don’t keep them to yourself.

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Our next meeting will be in the evening of November 26, 2008. On this evening we will be hosting Mayor Burton. Mayor Burton will update us on Town Council’s plans for the future, and he wants to hear what type of future we envision for Oakville. Please check back for time and place.

Do you think Oakville’s Ward boundaries should change for 2010 elections or after?

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