Sooke council will weigh in on a proposed $20-million municipal operating budget Monday, when district staff presents the municipality’s financial plan.
Staff will explain department budgets and other financial items at the meeting.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Sooke Municipal Hall.
The budget process has been delayed by more than a month due to unforeseen matters that could have an impact on this year’s budget.
Those item include $75,000 to replace the Murray Road staircase and to provide sewer hookup at 6519 Throup Rd., which could cost taxpayers upwards of $400,000.
Staff and council were hoping to have the budget completed by the end of 2017.
Along with Monday’s meeting, a discussion and presentation on community grants is scheduled for Feb. 5.
Last year, Sooke council passed a budget tax increase of more than 5.5 per cent for residential property owners. Years earlier, taxes ranged near zero per cent.
The budget must be adopted by May 15.