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By: Nick Liard

It’s a busy time at Tom Davies Square as the city enters budget season.

Early estimations say residents could face a tax increase of 3.6 per cent and a 7.4 per cent increase to water.

This comes two years after taxes were frozen by the city.

Information sessions over the next two weeks will allow residents to have their say.

Comments can also be submitted to the city website until October 21st.

From the city:

As part of the process to develop the 2017 municipal budget, the City’s Chief Administrative Officer, Ed Archer, and Chief Financial Officer, Ed Stankiewicz, will be making public presentations at community meetings over the next two weeks. Mayor Brian Bigger and Ward Councillors will be in attendance at these meetings.

The details of the sessions are below:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

6:30 p.m.

Onaping Falls Community Centre, 2 Hillside Drive, Onaping Falls

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

6:30 p.m.

Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre Hall, 4040 Elmview Drive, Hanmer

Thursday, October 13, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Minnow Lake Legion Hall, 1553 Weller Street, Sudbury

Monday, October 17, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Paroisse St-Jean-de-Brébeuf

26 Kathleen Street (at Notre-Dame)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Twin Forks Playground, 1475 Gary Street

The meetings are open to all residents from across the city interested in learning more about the 2017 municipal budget. Mr. Archer and Mr. Stankiewicz will be providing an overview of the budget, as well as issues the municipality is navigating and opportunities for public engagement.

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