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For Immediate Release | May 15, 2019

Council Briefs for May 6th

Council Briefs are provided for the benefit of community members with the intent of giving a short, informal report on what occurred at Council Meetings. For the official record, please review the Adopted Minutes, available on the City website. Webcasts of Council Meetings are available the day following a Council Meeting on the City website.

Council Motion: Increase to Capital Funding Formula

Council supported that the 21 day advance notice period for a notice of motion be waived. Council then supported the following motion:

  • That Council approve an increase of $500,000.00 to the approved operating business case entitled "Lifecycle Funding Enhancement".

Budget Tax Adjustments

Council approved the following recommendations:

  • That $35,000 of Municipal Growth Revenue be transferred to the Growth Stabilization Reserve.
  • That the 2019 Final Tax Requirement of $105,502,500 and consolidated budget of $272,977,300 as detailed in the attachment titled “2019 Adjusted Consolidated Budget”, which was subsequently amended by CM-19-021, be approved.

Council reviews Administration’s recommended amendments to the approved Operating or Capital Budgets, prior to the finalization of the annual tax levy.

Withdrawal from Public Art Reserve

Council approved a motion to postpone this item to the May 21, 2109 Council Meeting. The item was a recommendation that $240,000 be withdrawn from the Public Art Acquisition, Maintenance and Restoration Fund to fund the 2019 planned public art projects and a partial accession of a 2020 public art project.

The Financial Reserves Policy indicates that Council approval is required to withdraw funds from the Public Art Acquisition, Maintenance and Restoration Fund.

Council Motion: Smart Water Meter Opt-Out Program

Council approved the following motion:

  • That Administration bring to Council recommended amendments to the water bylaw that includes an automated or smart water meter opt-out program, with an opt out fee that does not actually exceed the cost to provide this service.

Council Motion: Strategic Risk Assessment

The following motion was not moved:

  • That the CAO authorize the Internal Auditor to conduct the Strategic Risk Assessment at a cost of $22,850, funded from the Internal Auditor budget in the stabilization reserve.

Council went in camera to discuss a land matter.

Council came out of camera to make a public motion

Council Motion: Land Matter

Council approved the following motion:

  • That the CAO be directed to obtain a minimum of three quotes from qualified persons or firms to conduct a study comprised of both a building/structural component and an architectural/space planning component to determine the feasibility of making a particular use of a building that he City may have an opportunity to acquire, and that the CAO be authorized to award a contract for conducting the feasibility study from the quotes received to a maximum cost of $74,999 funded from the Stabilization Fund.

Council went back in camera to discuss a second land matter (annexation), and Community Services Advisory Committee (CSAC) and Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Recommendations: Community Recognition Program. They also discussed the Provincial Government Engagement Strategy, the Chief Administrative Officer Compensation, and held dialogue with the Chief Administrative Officer.

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