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Region seeking budget feedback

For those hoping to have a say in Durham Region’s 2019 budget, the opportunity to speak up is on the horizon.

The region is hosting an open house to provide community members an opportunity to learn about the Region’s Property Tax Supported Business Plans and Budgets, including the process for reviewing the 2019 budget, as well as gain an increased understanding of Regional programs and services.

The open house will also give community members an opportunity to provide input on priorities for the 2019 and future budgets.

The open house will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 13starting at 7 p.m., with the presentation beginning at 7:10 p.m.

It will be at Durham Regional Headquarters, 605 Rossland Road East, Whitby, Room LL-C.

A live broadcast of the open house will also be available online at durham.ca/Budget and on The Regional Municipality of Durham’s Facebook page. A recorded broadcast of the open house will be available online on Feb. 14.

The proposed 2019 Regional Property Tax Supported Business Plans and Budgets will be available online at durham.ca/Budget on Friday, March 15. To view the documents in-person at Durham Regional Headquarters, contact the finance department via email at budgets@durham.ca, or by telephone at 905-668-7711, extension 2304 or 1-800-372-1102 (Toll-Free).

The proposed 2019 Regional Property Tax Supported Business Plans and Budgets will be presented for consideration to the finance and administration committee on March 19 and March 20 if required, and Durham regional council on March 27.

For those who would like to provide feedback on the proposed budgets at the meetings, they will be provided with the opportunity to make a written request by noon on the Wednesday prior to the meetings to ensure their delegation is added to the agenda.

For more information on speaking at council and committee meetings, visit durham.ca/delegations.