A long night is in store for Windsor city councillors.
Council will meet Monday — starting at 3 p.m. — to begin reviewing this year's proposed budget.
There are more than 20 delegations listed to speak on a wide range of issues.
The one sure thing heading into the budget meeting is that there will be no residential tax increase, for a fifth consecutive year.
The city's chief administrative officer, Helga Reidel, says it's becoming more challenging each year.
"We have managed it through reductions; we managed it thru provincial assistance; and some of those things are not going to give us that boost this year," she said. "Every year, I think we've reached the point where we can't do it again and then we do it."
Council will consider fast-tracking some infrastructure projects such as road improvements.
Another decision will centre on whether to close municipal swimming pools, including Adie Knox and Water World, to make the family aquatic centre financially viable.
A proposed new city hall is up for discussion again.
Also, a decision on whether to raise bus fares to improve transit service is expected to be made.
"We'd like to see some increase in some of the real busy bus lines, and at the same time we want to move to some of the new technology," said Coun. Fulvio Valentinis, who sits on the transit board of directors.
The administration has prepared a report on a possible riverfront marina between Caron Avenue and Church Street. The estimated cost is at least $16 million.
The mayor and councillors continue to focus on reducing the city's debt.
It now stands at less than half of what it was in 2002.