City must trim expenses to avoid titanic deficit


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City finance manager Maureen Adams, right, is forecasting a $658,511 for city hall based on the first six months of this year. Pictured left in Councillor Bernadette Clem- ent.

investment interest. The grim financial news was presented by Adams to city council at a grueling, six-hour session – two of those hours were in camera -- at city hall Monday night. “We are going to continue to monitor re- ally closely how we’re going to continue until the end of this year,” Adams assured council members. “So we will continue to monitor our op-

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CORNWALL | Cornwall city hall faces a ti- tanic deficit unless it is able to trim spend- ing sufficiently by year’s end. A financial forecast by city finance man- ager Maureen Adams is predicting a deficit

erations closely in the coming weeks as well.” There is a bit of a silver lining in the grim financial news presented by Adams. The lower interest rates, detrimental to

of $658,511 at the end of 2012, based on numbers gleaned from the first half of this year. “We need some

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“We will likely have to look at making certain cuts in our operating budget.”

time to go back and take a look at how we can mitigate the deficit that we’re looking at,” Adams told city council. “We will likely have to look at making cer- tain cuts in our operating budget. We might have to look at some of our capital projects. We might have to look at certain items that we can defer to 2013.” The shortfall comes largely from a $600,000 anticipated drop in revenue from landfill tipping fees. The city had forecast $2.1 million in tipping fee revenue for this year. The city also expects to earn about $110,000 less in revenue generated from

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investments, will be “advantageous to the corporation” to finance major infrastructure projects completed in last year, according to the financial report. And the drop in tipping fee revenue means fewer loads of garbage going into the city landfill which will result a lifespan increase of the site. A report from administration will be brought to council at a future meeting outlining potential operating and capital reductions or deferrals to the city from in- curring a deficit.

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