The annual TNRD budget is a challenge to put together; telling the public what’s in it is even more challenging. The region has so many different communities that it would be impossible to go to all of them to hold budget sessions.
Nevertheless, the TNRD finance department is trying to expand the scope of communication on the budget. The public is invited to meet with finance director Doug Rae on Friday, Feb. 26 to discuss the 2016-20 five-year financial plan for the region.
A consultation session will take place that day between 10 a.m. and 12 noon in the board room of the TNRD building, fourth floor. For those unable to attend, all of the information from the consultation session will be available online and feedback can be made through the online input form.
The TNRD board will consider and adopt the financial plan at its regular board meeting March 24. Board meetings are open to the public.
The TNRD provides more than 100 local government services to taxpayers, including fire protection, 911, land-use planning, solid waste management, water and sewer, regulatory services and invasive plant management as well as access to libraries and recreation facilities.