Burin brings down bud­get

The Southern Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - BY COLIN FAR­RELL

The Town of Burin has ap­proved a bal­anced bud­get for the year 2017 of $2,588,705.

Mayor Kevin Lun­dri­gan told The South­ern Gazette on Thurs­day that there will be no tax or fee in­creases for the up com­ing fis­cal year.

“I guess just try­ing to live with your means,” Lun­dri­gan re­sponded when asked what helped to pre­vent the need to raise taxes.

Some of the ma­jor ex­pen­di­tures fore­cast in the up­com­ing bud­get in­clude: $669,558 for fis­cal ser­vices, $423,405 for trans­porta­tion costs, $522,816 for en­vi­ron­men­tal health and recre­ation and cul­ture ser­vices $144,350.

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