Bayfield Ratepayers Association

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Bayfield Ratepayers 2016 Budget Letter

The Bayfield Ratepayers Association have crafted a letter to council with recommendations for the 2016 Budget. BSRA recognizes BRA’s concern for the financial state of the municipality and supports council in the difficult decisions that must be made moving forward, however as a Board could not agree to fully endorse the document.

  • With the uncontrolled expenses, it is not possible for a tax freeze.
  • It is not completely clear that the Road Grant Program is not in the umbrella of “Grant business”.
  • While the question may exist as to how the the Water Testing Program should be funded, it is currently through a municipal grant.

Adoption of Strategic Plan

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It is expected that the new Strategic Plan for the Municipality of Bluewater will be adopted during a Special Council Meeting, following the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, March 7, 2016 which begins at 7 PM in the council chambers the Stanley Complex.