In an unusual year, there was no reason to believe the municipal budgeting process would be anything but different. Council for Boissevain-Morton is trying to balance the changes and challenges due to coronavirus with the major priorities that exist in the municipality.
Council held its public budget meeting on May 19. Due to social distancing, only about half the council was on hand, with the rest involved through social media. The budget presented was one that was a little different than what was originally planned.
“It was difficult to do,” said Head of Council Judy Swanson, “because of the uncertainty of the times, but I think it’s fair. I think we’ve done the best we could.”