The Board of Kettle Creek Conservation Authority did not pass a budget. They instructed
the staff to prepare a budget of 2% cost of living and an additional 5%. This will
be reviewed in the new year after we have received final information on the 2018
The funding from the provincial government has been frozen for over a decade and
yet the cost of operating the business and it's mandatory programs of the Conservation
Authority has gone up. We continue to look for efficiencies in our operation.
This past year we have installed hydro meters in part of our Dalewood Campground
so we could charge campers for actual hydro used and have seen a significant reduction
in hydro use.
At my request we have started discussions with Catfish Creek to see what we could
do jointly to save money. If we are unable to lower the increase that is being looked
at the increase to Central Elgin would be just under $5100. I will continue to work
at finding ways to control our costs.