The present should be a comparatively quiet year in the Council's operations. The effort of the Council should be along the line of cautious expenditure rather than of large expenditure. There is no pressing need for any large outlay. Some sections of the streets will require some attention, but the outlay here should be very limited. And the same with the sidewalks. There are some very bad walks on the Brooklyn side of the town; they should be repaired or renewed early in the spring. Very little need be expended on the water system; it is in good repair. A fair bargain should be made with the Grand Trunk for water supply. The corporation does not want and will not expect, an unreasonable or exhorbitant figure - just what it is worth. This is the most important matter in sight before the Council for 1906. It should be a year of a judicious keeping down of expenditures, and a judicious increasing of revenues, having in view the general advancement of the corporation's interests, and due consideration for the ability of the taxpayer to do his part toward meeting the bills.