By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario – It is expected to cost taxpayers in the United Counties three per cent less this year to fund operations at Glen-Stor-Dun Lodge.
© Adam Brazeau
Cornwall and the Counties Tourism executive assistant Shawna Rousseau (left) and executive director Linda Wilson deliver their budget presentation to United Counties Council on Monday, Jan. 27.
The Glen-Stor-Dun Lodge budget was submitted to counties council Monday, which details increases in senior government grants and fees, which could play a role in the burden being placed on local taxpayers.
In 2014 the lodge will receive some $6.2 million in government grants, an increase of $312,000, while the fees and service charges set by the city's home for the aged are expected to pull in an additional $46,000 compared to 2013. This year the Lodge expects to collect $3.7 million in fees and service charges.
Staff numbers grew marginally with the addition of a part-time registered practical nurse which brings the total to 84.
"That is for the simple reason that the complexity of our residents is increasing," said Norm Quenneville, Lodge administrator.
Also making budget presentations to the United Counties Council were: Social Housing and Social Services (Social Housing: $1,489,765/Social Support Services: $1,537,607); Emergency Medical Services ($3,461,640); Cornwall and the Counties Tourism ($80,000); South Nation Conservation ($65,000).