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$3M budget sneaks by in Low

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Low council was one vote from not passing its 2022 budget.


Mayor Carole Robert cast the tiebreaker vote in favour of the $3,022,029 budget, which includes a 5.06 per cent tax increase for average taxpayers, during a special council meeting on the evening of Feb. 28 in Low Heritage Hall. All councillors were present and five residents sat in the crowd.


Low Mayor Carole Robert cast the tiebreaker vote to pass the 2022 budget during a Feb. 28 meeting. Hunter Cresswell photo
Low Mayor Carole Robert cast the tiebreaker vote to pass the 2022 budget during a Feb. 28 meeting. Hunter Cresswell photo

Councillors Maureen Rice, Luc Thivierge, and Lee Angus voted against the budget. Earlier in the meeting when asked about the budget process, Rice said that people had scheduling issues when trying to meet to draft the budget, not all councillors were involved all the time, and she had issues with some of the numbers. Thivierge similarly said that he had a “hard time with some of the numbers” in the budget.