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Cranbrook council to begin three-day budget meeting

Cranbrook council will open up their three-day special meeting to discuss the city’s budget.

City staff is proposing a tax increase of over 5.8 per cent, which would mean an increase of $7.66 a month for an average residential home assessed at $446,000.

According to meeting documents, some of the new asks include the hiring of two new members with the Fire Department and more RCMP officers.

The meetings open at noon on Tuesday, with the final agenda item scheduled for about 5:30 p.m.

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Council will adjourn for the evening before reconvening on Wednesday at 3 p.m. to continue their discussions.

The third day of deliberation will go ahead on Thursday at 3 p.m. and conclude around 5:30 p.m.

Council will discuss the 2023 – 2027 Five-Year Financial Plan in great detail, covering a wide range of financial topics, such as budgeting for the RCMP and other emergency services, infrastructure spending, funding for community agencies and any anticipated borrowing.

You can watch the meetings live through the link below.

More: Cranbrook live stream

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