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February 27, 2021

Questions on loans and rates

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Kaye Sharples

Group A candidate Tweed Shire

Our group has asked Tweed Council what we think are nine vital questions to better inform public discussion during the election period.

What is the shire’s total dollar loan indebtedness for 2011-2012? What is the total dollar budgeted interest for these loans? How many loans make up this debt? For the seven-year-plan projects, undertaken or in progress, what is the total dollar loan indebtedness and total dollar budgeted interest? Are the loans variable or fixed (if fixed for what period)? Has the shire done a sensitivity analysis showing different impacts should interest rates change in the future? If they rose by one per cent, what would the total dollar impact be? Is the shire’s 2011-2012 operational budget in surplus or deficit and what is the total dollar sum? What is the estimated or total dollar budgeted amount for the seven-year-plan projects yet to be commenced or completed?

If possible, individually identify each project and the loan indebtedness.



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  1. Even without seeing Kaye’s policies, someone capable of posing such specific and pertinent questions sounds like someone good for the role of councillor


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