The City of Flin Flon’s financial plan for this year was presented last night. The total budget for the year is just under 11.4 million dollars down about 335 thousand from last year due to cost efficiencies in several areas. Just over one million dollars in capital expenditures include roofing on the library, RCMP office and Community Hall, water and sewer projects and the water treatment plant.
Finance Chair Colleen McKee says they are dealing with government legislated water and sewer plants, our community is aging, our tax base is half what it used to be and taxpayers are reluctant to pay more. She says they are evaluating operating costs and facilities to stabilize spending by being more efficient, implementing some user fees for facilities, attempting to build relationships with sister communities, will lobby the government to see where they can help and are evaluating what they need and what are essential services. She says they need a comprehensive plan on where they are going while remembering to maintain the quality of life that attracts people to our community.