The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is preparing to accept its budget and business plan (operating plan) for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

Per the provisions of the Akwesasne Financial Administration Law (AFAL):
Subsection 30 (1) – Council shall post a public notice of each Council meeting when each of the following is presented for Council approval:

(a) the Multi-Year Financial Plan;
(b) the Annual Budget;
(c) an amendment to the Annual Budget;
(d) Annual Budget deficits or extraordinary expenditures;
(e) Capital Projects;
(f) borrowing for new Capital Projects; and
(g) proposed amendments to this Law.

Subsection 30 (2) – A notice provided under subsection (1) shall state whether Members may attend that portion of the Council meeting where the matters in paragraph (1)(a), (b), (c) or (d) are under consideration.

Council hereby notifies the community that the vote to approve or reject the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne 2020-2021 Budget and Business Plan will take place on March 16, 2020 during Council’s regular weekly Council Meeting. This meeting is not open to the public. However, community members who wish to view and comment on the proposed budget prior to March 16th may visit the Mohawk Government Office at 29 Third Street, Kana:takon to request a draft copy.

In accordance with the AFAL:
Subsection 30 (3) – Upon approval of any matters described in subsection 30 (1) Council shall schedule an Information Meeting to be held within thirty (30) days of approval for the purpose of informing Members of Akwesasne about the matters approved.

If the budget is accepted, the March General Meeting will be a dedicated information session presenting the full budget and business plan for the upcoming year. This meeting will take place on March 26, 2020 at the Kawehno;ke Recreation Centre starting at 6 p.m.

The MCA General Meetings are open to all members of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne regardless of residency.

If you have any questions regarding the budget meetings please contact the Mohawk Government Office at 613-575-2348.