2017 Budget Public Information Meeting - Comments Due February 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Council Chambers, 185667 Grey County Rd 9, Dundalk, ON N0C 1B0
Meeting 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Speaker Registration 5:45 p.m.
What is being proposed?
The Township of Southgate will be holding a 2017 Budget Public Information Meeting to provide information and to allow the public an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed 2017 Budget and supporting Tax Rate Changes.
On March 1, 2017, the proposed 2017 Budget will be presented by Township staff and an Open Forum will follow to receive and discuss public comments/questions.  The presentation will be posted on the Township’s website, www.southgate.ca, on February 24, 2017.  Handouts will be made available at the meeting.

When will a decision be made?
It is important to note that a decision on the 2017 Budget has NOT been made at this point, and will NOT be made at this Public Information Meeting.  The purpose of the Public Information Meeting is to allow for the public to comment and receive clarity from Staff on the proposed 2017 Budget.
At Council’s regularly scheduled Council meeting on March 15, 2017, Staff will report on the 2017 Budget, and include all the public’s written and verbal comments.
Notice is hereby given that The Township of Southgate, at its regularly scheduled Council Meeting on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, intends to adopt the Estimated Revenues and Expenditures for all departments of the Township for the year 2017.

How can I make my views known about this proposal?
Comments at the Public Information Meeting aid the Township and Council in their decision-making process, so be sure to have your say!
Any person or agency may attend the Public Information Meeting and/or make verbal or written comments regarding the 2017 Budget.

How do I submit written comments?
Submit your written comments or requests during regular office hours (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) to:
William Gott, Treasurer
185667 Grey County Rd 9, Dundalk, ON
Telephone: 519-923-2110 ext. 229
Fax: 519-923-9262
wgott@southgate.ca
Written comments are due by Monday, February 27, 2017 at 4 p.m. so that they may be read at the meeting for the benefit of everyone in attendance.

*The presentation and agenda for the 2017 Budget Public Information Meeting are now available through any of the budget links above.*

Personal Information Collection Notice
The Township of Southgate collects personal information in communications or presentations made to Township Council and/or its Committees.  The Township collects this information to enable it to make informed decisions on the relevant issue(s).  If you are submitting letters, faxes, emails, delegations, presentations or other communications to the Township, you should be aware that your name and the fact that you communicated with the Township will become part of the public record and will appear on the Township’s website.
The Township will also make public any communication and any personal information in it, such as your name and address, within the minutes.  By submitting a fax, email, presentation or other communication, you are authorizing the Township to collect and use the above-noted information for this purpose.
MFIPPA Disclosure. All information submitted to the Township of Southgate is being collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and subject to disclosure under the Municipal Freedom of Information Act (MFIPPA).  Questions about this collection should be directed to the Clerk's Department 519-923-2110
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 6:00pm