DAN CEARNS The Standard
SCUGOG: The Township of Scugog received a total of 134 responses to its recent 2018 budget survey, according to a report from treasurer Dianne Valentim, shown to council at the October 2nd meeting.
That result is higher than last years’, as the township only received 43 responses in 2016.
Mayor Tom Rowett said he was “happy” to see the number of people who responded to this year’s survey, and said the survey showed a “desire for [the Township to] move towards roads.”
The second question on the survey was asking for feedback about the most important issues facing Scugog Township. The top three most chosen were: declining road conditions; waterfront enhancement and the health of Lake Scugog; and attracting and retaining businesses and jobs.
Regarding the third question, on how well people feel, their property taxes for municipal services are utilized, 41 per cent of people felt the taxes were too high, 4 per cent felt they are too low and 31 per cent felt they are just right.
To see the full survey results, go on-line to www.scugog.ca and find the October 2nd agenda.
Council expects to see a draft copy of the capital budget at a meeting on Monday, November 6th. There will then be a capital budget open house, on Wednesday, November 15th. The final capital budget will be presented to council on Monday, November 27th for approval.
The draft operating budget will be presented to council on January 15th, 2018. There will then be an operating budget open house, on January 24th, 2018, and the final operating budget will be presented to councillors for approval, on February, 5th, 2018.
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