File #: 11-G-250    Version: Name:
Type: Staff Report - GC Status: Carried
File created: 8/24/2011 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/12/2011 Final action: 9/12/2011
Title: 2012 BUDGET DIRECTIONS 1. That staff prepare a Business Plan for 2012 for all tax supported services that reflects: a) The cost of maintaining current programs at current service levels, based on anticipated 2012 workloads; b) The cost of providing provincially mandated and cost-shared programs; c) The costs associated with growth in population or infrastructure that is operated and maintained by the City; d) Recommendations for changes to user fees that reflect: i) the full cost of providing the program or service, net of any subsidy approved by Council; ii) an option to introduce, or increase, a charge for asset renewal and replacement on a fee-by-fee basis; iii) increased reliance on non-tax revenue; with the exception of the elimination of free landfill access at the Sandy Hollow Landfill site. e) A reasonable estimate of assessment growth; f) An increase in the blended property tax rate, excluding Program Changes, of 5.0% over 2011 levels with options for changes to s...
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2012 BUDGET DIRECTIONS

1. That staff prepare a Business Plan for 2012 for all tax supported services that reflects:

a) The cost of maintaining current programs at current service levels, based on anticipated 2012 workloads;

b) The cost of providing provincially mandated and cost-shared programs;

c) The costs associated with growth in population or infrastructure that is operated and maintained by the City;

d) Recommendations for changes to user fees that reflect:

i) the full cost of providing the program or service, net of any subsidy approved by Council;

ii) an option to introduce, or increase, a charge for asset renewal and replacement on a fee-by-fee basis;

iii) increased reliance on non-tax revenue;

with the exception of the elimination of free landfill access at the Sandy Hollow Landfill site.

e) A reasonable estimate of assessment growth;

f) An increase in the blended property tax rate, excluding Program Changes, of 5.0% over 2011 levels with options for changes to services, service levels and/or fees that produce no more than a 3% blended property tax increase.

2. That any new fee proposals for municipal services, or fee changes of more than 5% of the current fee, be reported to Council no later than December 1, 2011;

3. That any service enhancements, changes in service or new service proposals be presented as Program Changes to allow Council to consider each Program Change on a case-by-case basis;

4. That the 2012 capital budget and 2013-2015 capital forecast include projects that consider the following:

a) The probability and consequences of asset failure as identified by the application of the Business Risk Exposure model presented to Council in the 2010 Corporate Asset Status Report;

b) The degree of impact on service delivery and operating costs if the project is excluded from the capital budget;

c) Renewal activities and works required to support existing development projects:

i) First priority - projects that support Public ...

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