Lacombe residents invited to watch council budget

Lacombe residents can watch their councillors crunch next year’s budget numbers at upcoming workshops at city hall.

Council 2017 Budget Workshops kick off on Monday. They give residents an opportunity to learn about the municipal financial planning process and the factors affecting the capital and operating budgets.

The first workshop takes place on Monday from from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday’s workshop runs all day and, if needed, another 5 to 8:30 p.m. sessions runs Wednesday.

A budget open house is planned for Nov. 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Lacombe Memorial Centre, North County Room.

Council is expected to begin budget deliberations at the Nov. 28 regular council meeting. Council is scheduled to adopt the budgets on Dec. 12, 2016, at the Regular Council Meeting.