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Hall Monitor: The cost of COVID

It was a busier than usual week for Kingston City Council, as they sat for four meetings this week. On May 19, 2020, Council held a meeting as the membership of Town Homes Kingston (agenda) first, followed by sitting as the shareholder of the Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation (agenda)

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Council gives preliminary approval to $400 million budget, 2.5 per cent tax increase

Kingston City Council has put its preliminary stamp of approval on a $400,267,000 million budget for 2020, approving a tax rate increase of 1.5 per cent for operating costs and a further 1 per cent for capital projects. In doing so, council also has confirmed capital budgets through the end

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Running the Kingston budget

Councillor Gary Oosterhof and I were grabbing a coffee, stretching our legs, and remarking on the evening. We’d been sitting for a while, a long while. You know, so long our butts were numb. I digress. We were on recess during the third marathon city council budget meeting. The twelve

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City budget deliberations begin next week

The following is a press release from the City of Kingston regarding budget deliberations: On Monday, Jan. 28, City of Kingston departments, Utilities Kingston and City-funded external agencies and boards begin their 2019 budget presentations to city council. Council will be presented with a 2019 tax-supported operating budget of $388.6

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