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Flaw in Ontario’s proposed city budget reveals an extra $200,000

A recent discovery of an error in the proposed Ontario budget means city leaders could have an extra $200,000 to use to shore up the city budget. (The Enteprise/file).

ONTARIO – A sharp-eyed local accountant has found an apparent flaw in Ontario’s proposed budget, giving city officials as much as $200,000 more than they anticipated.

The discovery comes just days after the Ontario Budget Committee recommended a string of cuts in city services to balance spending for the new budget year that starts July 1.

City Manager Adam Brown on Tuesday confirmed the discovery and said he is summoning budget writers back to decide what to do. He was working to schedule that meeting soon.

Mary Jo Evers, an Ontario resident and finance manager for the Ontario School District, questioned the . . .