Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Passing the Budget

Hey folks, just a quick reminder that tonight is a special meeting of Council to pass the 2013 Budget. 7:00opm at the Council Chambers - as usual, I will be brewing up a pot of coffee, so if you're interested in being there for this momentous occasion, stop on in!

We're getting closer to this year's Crane & Sheep Festival (May 3 - 5), and things are shaping up quite nicely. We've got the tentative schedule posted on the Events page. Now, if only the weather will co-operate and stop sending snow our way! I'm anticipating a couple of pre-Festival hikes up to the Falls to try to shovel away some of the snow on the north-facing sections.

As always, if you have any comments or questions, drop me a line here or call the office at 994-2728.


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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Spring has sprung (sort of)


It’s hard to believe, after all the snow that Mother Nature decided to drop on us over the long weekend, but spring is just around the corner. And with spring comes a busy time in the Town Office – namely, Budget Time!

There will be a first and second reading of the budget bylaws at the April 2 Council Meeting, followed by a Public Budget Meeting on April 4 (Thursday) at the Sportsman’s Lounge. Coffee and refreshments will be provided, so please join Council and the CAO to learn all about the 2013 Budget.

Many people in town were surprised by unusually high energy bills in January. Yukon Energy did stop by Faro on March 22 to speak with people who were concerned about their bills.

These high bills highlight the importance of the Community Energy Plan that Faro is working on with the Pembina Institute. If you haven’t already filled in the survey that was mailed out, please do so. The survey takes about 15 minutes to fill out, and there is a chance to win a $100 gift basket from Midnight Sun Coffee Roasters. The survey is also available online at:



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