Sept 7 Highlights

 

Council adopted the following guiding principles for 2017 Business Plan and Budget:

  • Maintain core programs and services to residents with any related tax levy increase limited to the rate of inflation
  • Continued focus on community safety through the dedicated multiyear funding plan 
  • Priority focus on customer service and systems development 
  • Continued transitional cost reductions and funding strategies 
  • Provision for COLA and collective agreement obligations, with consideration of the 2016 market compensation review 
  • Provision for new growth related facility operating costs 
  • Increased funding for asset management renewal and replacement 
  • Targeted temporary use of working capital reserve to fund growth related program and service initiatives with the requirement that the reserve be replenished once supplementary taxes are received