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Special Council Meeting on 2017 Operating Budget Scheduled for March 10

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 9, 2017) – Administration will present the proposed 2017 Operating Budget to Council at a Special Council Meeting on March 10.

Administration will propose a $468.7 million Operating Budget — representing a 9 per cent, or $47 million reduction from the $515.7 million Operating Budget initially presented in November 2016. 

Residents are invited to attend the meeting on Friday, March 10 at 4 p.m. in Council Chamber at Jubilee Centre, 9909 Franklin Ave., Fort McMurray, or watch the meeting live at

Residents will have the opportunity to make a brief presentation to Council as a delegation following Administration’s presentation of the proposed budget. 

On Dec. 13, 2016, Council approved a Capital Budget of $391.8 million and a $137 million Interim Operating Budget, which provided for the continuation of operations and staffing requirements for the first quarter of 2017. The Municipality announced its realignment on Jan. 31, 2017, in a move to build a more fiscally responsible 2017 Operating Budget and 2018-2019 Financial Plan.

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