A by-law was passed at the March 20th South Dundas council meeting to accept the operational and capital budget plan for 2012.
During the discussion, Treasurer Shannon Geraghty introduced council to the possibility of sending out information sheets to taxpayers.
Geraghty informed council that it is a “double-sided document, something we’ll probably send out in the tax bills to show tax payers their money isn’t being spent foolishly.”
Mayor Steven Byvelds said, “it certainly is a lot more information than we’ve put out in the past.”
Deputy-Mayor Jim Locke added, “that’s good. The more information, the better.”
“I think,” said Councillor Jim Graham, “it’s certainly a step forward on communicating with ratepayers on where their dollars are spent.”
Members of council were given copies of the proposed document to consider and comment on before distribution.
If all goes well, it looks like, according to Byvelds, that the information sheet will be included with the final tax bill at the end of May.