Fiscal health or fiscal flatlining?

This evening the Town scheduled the Clock Park input meeting but there is a more important meeting tomorrow, Thursday the 30th on the STATE OF THE TOWN’S FISCAL HEALTH. This meeting is to present the long awaited and much delayed report of the Fiscal Sustainability Task Force.
The meeting is at 7pm in the Council Chambers, not the Fire Hall. They don’t expect many people in the gallery, we guess.
Was this juxtaposition of meetings planned? Did they figure more townsfolk would be interested in the Park meeting so then wouldn’t attend this more important one the next night? Do YOU think many residents would want to go to meetings two nights in a row? We think the administration thought not. Perhaps we are too suspicious.
It is hoped at least some concerned residents show up since our usual on the spot meeting monitor, Mr. Daniels, can’t attend to ask questions he tells us, due to a ” conflicting legal conference”.  The Q he would like to ask is this one:
given the infrastructure deficit, and given the fact that there has been set aside in the Town’s capital reserve $125,000.00 to pay for the development of Clock Park, I’d like to know why both proposed designs cost out at $225,000.00.
That number is in very big letters because it is a very big number.
The very simple agenda is as follows to save you opening the PDF.
SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL MEETING
COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 359 MAIN STREET
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
7:00 PM
AGENDA
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PRESENTATION ON FISCAL SUSTAINABILITY TASK FORCE REPORT
– C. IRVING
3. QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
4. NEXT STEPS
5. ADJOURNMENT
There is no hint in that of the dire prognosis contained in the report. Are there any Doctors in the house, or just a gardeners?
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One response to “Fiscal health or fiscal flatlining?

  1. Council and the citizens of Wolfville must consider the long-term implications of day-to-day decisions. Money can’t be spent twice. Do we maintain basic infrastructure or do we create fantasy parks?