Budget Open Houses Begin Tonight


Local residents will get to have their say on where the municipality spends their tax dollars this week.

Tonight marks the first in a series of public input sessions on the 2020 budget.

The draft document was presented at the Civic Centre last week with a proposed tax hike of 4.99%.

A pair of community open houses are scheduled tonight in Thamesville and Tilbury.

Tomorrow, similar sessions will be held in Wallaceburg and Blenheim, and the final meeting will take place in Chatham on Thursday.

All of the budget input sessions run from 4:30 to 6 with a chance for one-on-one discussions with municipal staff as well as a formal presentation and question period.

Tuesday, January 21:
Brunner Centre, 32 Wallace St., Thamesville
Tilbury Arena, Ryder Hall, 49 Bond Ave., Tilbury

Wednesday, January 22:
Blenheim High School cafeteria, 163 Chatham St. S., Blenheim
Wallaceburg Municipal Office, 786 Dufferin Ave., Wallaceburg

Thursday, January 23:
Active Lifestyle Centre, 20 Merritt Ave., Chatham

Budget deliberations begin January 28th.