a) That the 2021 City Operating Budget;
- Summarized in Appendix “A” with a recommended budget increase of $0 and a total tax levy of $117,956,300 (excluding supplementary taxes), be adopted;
- That the 2021 Seniors Tax Assistance Grant remain at $404;
- That the draft By-law No. 7-21, attached as Appendix “D”, be enacted to adopt the 2021 City Operating Budget.
- That any financial impact, as a result of Covid-19, be funded by the Safe Restart Agreement funds and staff to provide periodic financial update reports on the operating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
b) That the Capital Asset Sustainability Fee budget increase of $1,179,600 and total fee levy of $6,571,700 for the 2021 taxation year, be adopted;
c) That the draft By-law No. 8-21, attached as Appendix “E” be enacted to adopt the 2021 Water, Wastewater & Stormwater Budgets;
d) That the Financial Outlook (attached as Appendix “C”) be received;
e) That, as required by Ontario Regulation 284/09, Municipal Act 2001, the compliance report attached as Appendix “G” be approved for expenses that have been excluded from the 2021 Draft Budget.
f) That Council support the review of the Theatre and Staff prepare options for Council consideration to reduce the tax support budget required.