BARRINTON, N.S. – A public input session that is an initial stage in the 2018/19 budget planning process for Barrington Municipality is being held on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Administrative Center in Barrington.
“We’re in the very preliminary stages in the budget preparation right now, compiling information and part of that is asking the public where they want council to focus. That’s the intent of that meeting,” said CAO Rob Frost. “We’re asking the public want they want to see.”
The meeting will be an informal workshop setting where “everybody will get their opportunity to provide input, talk about where we should be, and where we should be targeting money,” said Frost.
Municipal council will be holding numerous budget meetings in the coming months, said Frost, noting all meetings are open to the public and community feedback is always welcomed, but the Jan. 23 workshop will be the main venue for public input.
This is the second year that the Municipality has held a public input session as part of the budget planning process. A survey was also conducted last year, which the Municipality may do again, said Frost.
Frost said the goal of the Municipality is to have the budget finalized and approved by the last week of April or the first of May. The 2017/18 budget was around $8 million.