Enough already

Here are a few revealing examples of recent increases in town expenditure. They demonstrate a disturbing trend.

Council Honorariums:
Mayor:  Mar. ’98       Mar. ’05   Increase

$ 7.5 M       $16.9M          125 %
And more planned

Council- for 6 council members
$ 18.3M      $50.8 M         178 %
And more planned


Town Budget:
Mar. ’98      Mar. ’05           Increase

$ 4,175 M      $ 6,215 M      $ 2,040 M   or 49  %

Residential Taxes:
Mar. ’98       Mar. ’05        Increase

$ 1,971 M   $ 3,112 M    $ 1,141 M  or 58 %

(includes  new homes)


Time to put on a serious brake, don’t you think?  And a full top in some categories. There is a Budget meeting coming up for the ’05/’06 year. Will we see similar increases?
There will be a meeting at Town Hall on April 4th where compensation will be discussed.
See the Town of Wolfville site under Calendar of events.

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