MODL awarded for its budget document


A non-profit association serving 17,400 government finance professionals in North America has tipped its hat at the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (MODL) for its 2021-22 budget document.

MODL announced that the budget document has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of Canada and the United States (GFOA).

The award is a first for MODL and "represents a significant achievement by the Municipality," according to a news release issued by the municipality on Nov. 17.

The municipality reported that the financial document satisfied nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation and was rated "proficient" as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide and a communications device.

"I am very proud of our team for creating a budget document that reflects the commitment of Council and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting," the mayor of the municipality, Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, said in the release.

The municipality's budget can be viewed online at at modl.ca/Budget.

The news comes on the heels of an announcement in October, when the municipality said it had made the final payment on an infrastructure loan it secured 16 years ago. In doing so, the municipality became debt-free, a distinction it shares with only one other municipality in the province, that of Pictou County.

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