Saturday , 25 September 2021

Bonnyville’s virtual open house scheduled tonight

Residents can weigh in on the town’s plans for the upcoming budget on Tuesday night.

The Town of Bonnyville is hosting a virtual budget open house tonight at 6:00pm on Zoom.

Council discussed a six per cent tax increase for 2021 in light of overages on the regional waterline and other costs last week.

With the announcement on Monday that Bonnyville is getting roughly $6.9 from ID349 for the 2020 year and a long-term arrangement reached for the region, it is unclear how that impacts this upcoming budget.

Bonnyville budget open house. Image: Town of Bonnyville.

Residents can follow this link to watch the open house and also ask questions to council and administration during the Q&A.

The town must pass an interim budget before Dec. 31, but can make adjustments in the spring after the final assessments come through, which is when they set the mill rate.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.