Sarnia's first-time councillors are eager to get to work.
Cindy Scholten, Matt Mitro and Brian White will get right down to business next week, tackling a troublesome 2015 draft budget.
White says he's done his best to familiarize himself with the financial plan.
A 4.4 per cent operating budget increase is projected by the city next year.
Deliberations are set for December 9.
Sarnia's eight councillors and Mayor Mike Bradley were officially sworn into office late Monday morning.