Mayor’s Message – March 4th, 2022
As February ends and March begins, winter seems to go on and on!
The large accumulation of snow this year, combined with the strong winds has been challenging for all. MRB Public Works crew has been working extensively to clear the municipality’s roadways. Going forward, MRB will be clearing emergency routes first, followed by the urban and rural roads according to area (much like the old ward system) rather than bus routes. Once all roads are opened, specific areas of concern will be dealt with.
The 2022 Budget process has begun. MRB administration develops a draft budget based on previous year’s figures, projecting expenses and revenue for the current year. Then, as in the past three years, Council meets to examine the proposed budget, making recommendations and adjustments. Once this is complete, public information meetings will be held.
As COVID restrictions ease, hopefully businesses and community events and services will shift back to a more normal state. This has been a difficult time and I want to thank everyone for their ongoing support and consideration to others as we all navigated our way through an unprecedented event which has influenced all of us in one way or another.
Be safe and be kind,