29 March 2020
Council meet on Monday, once again practicing Social Distancing to have our first look at the proposed budget for 2020/21. As usual staff and elected members were asked to provide a wish list of worthwhile projects if money was available. The current CPI for 2019/20 is anticipated to be 2%, and a general guide we try to keep any budget increases to within this amount plus .5% for growth (provided by extensions and new development? However, at this time we should also be looking at our nice to have list and the looming unemployment of too many residents and should be considering a lower rate rise or none at all.