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Tillsonburg Town Council Looking for Public Feedback as Budget Deliberations Start

The Town of Tillsonburg is looking to hear from residents as they start the 2021 budget deliberations.

TILLSONBURG - The Town of Tillsonburg is looking to hear from residents as they start the 2021 budget deliberations. 

Mayor Stephen Molnar says it is crucial to hear from residents when council is trying to outline budget priorities.

“It’s important for Council to hear from Tillsonburg residents and stakeholders about what they see as the funding priorities before entering into the formal budget process."

Molnar says this budget is really important after the hardships of the 2020 pandemic. 

“With the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting challenges facing our community, it’s more important than ever that we get it right. Public engagement is a key component in the budget process. 

Members of the public will have until Monday, September 28 to complete the survey online. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2021_BudgetSurvey

Director of Finance Sheena Pawliwec says the survey only takes about five minutes to complete. 

"It’s not lengthy, but it will be helpful information to have as senior leadership and Council begin their budget discussions.”

Members of the public are also invited to observe Council’s upcoming budget meetings, tentatively scheduled for:

- November 30
- December 7
- December 8
- December 10
- December 16
- December 17
- January 18

More details regarding these meetings will be released in coming weeks, including online viewing options. Molnar adds that budget deliberations are always challenging and exciting.

“We try to achieve a balance between planning for the future and addressing immediate needs, while remaining committed to the vision in our Community Strategic Plan.”

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