City drops early budget process

Getting too close to the municipal election

Parksville council cancelled their 2012 provisional budget process which would normally run through November 2011 — when the municipal election is scheduled.

Since it would be difficult to complete the process well before the election, staff recommended it was better to cancel it and focus on an enhanced final budget after the election.

The city normally does a provisional, final and revised budget every year, but the five year financial plan is updated every year and gives staff the authority to incur expenditures until the final budget is complete, required by law by May 15.

The provisional budget allows new spending to start before the final budget is approved and streamlines the final budget process. Canceling it may delay the start of some work.

Chief administrative officer Fred Manson confirmed for council they can still revise the budget at any time — with proper public consultation — in the event of emergency or unforeseen needs.

Council passed the recommendation with councillor Teresa Patterson voting against.

Meanwhile work on the 2011 to 2015 Final Budget and Financial Plan is ongoing.

 

Just Posted

Four generations of logging and mining stories in one Parksville show

John Gogo will share regional stories, family history, song at Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge

REDress Project in Parksville honours missing and murdered Indigenous women across Canada

Canadian Federation of University Women of Parksville-Qualicum approached city for installation

VIDEO: Hong Kong police shoot protester, man set on fire

It was the second protester shot since the demonstrations began in early June

Sportsnet fires Don Cherry after negative comments about immigrants

Don Cherry had said immigrants don’t wear poppies like other Canadians do

Trudeau’s new cabinet: Gender parity because it’s 2019? Or due to competence?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will soon appoint his new cabinet

Canada among three G20 countries least likely to hit emissions targets

It says Canada, South Korea and Australia are the farthest off

Conservatives’ Scheer wants Trudeau to open Parliament Nov. 25

That’s five days after Justin Trudeau is scheduled to swear in a new cabinet

Last remaining Centurion tank from the Korean War makes its journey ‘home’ to B.C.

Tank arrives in B.C. the day before Remembrance Day after a more than 4,500-kilometre transfer

‘Your vehicle burns a lot of fuel:’ Victoria drivers wake up to angry notes

‘This handbill was left on your vehicle because your vehicle burns a lot of fuel,’ notes read

Canadians mark Remembrance Day this morning

This year exactly 101 years to the day after the end of the First World War

Devils strike early, hang on for 2-1 win over Canucks

Vancouver now 0-8-3 in last 11 games versus New Jersey

Most Read