Budget Committee of the Whole Meeting

Council Chambers
225 East Beaver Creek Road
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Chair, Joe DiPaola, Regional and Local Councillor


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Staff will make the following presentations:

- Gigi Li, Director, Financial Services and Treasurer, Draft Operating Budget Overview

- Darlene Joslin, City Manager, 2023 Draft Office of the City Manager Budget

- Tracey Steele, Commissioner, Community Services, 2023 Draft Community Services Department Budget

- Darren Solomon, Chief Executive Officer, Richmond Hill Public Library, 2023 Draft Richmond Hill Public Library Budget

  • a) That Staff Report SRCFS.23.007 regarding the 2023 Operating Budget be received;

    b) That the following staff recommendations be deferred to the February 14, 2023 Budget Committee of the Whole meeting for approval:

    1. That the 2023 City Operating Budget:

    i ) With a recommended budget increase of $4,674,300 and a total tax levy of $126,291,200 (excluding supplementary taxes),summarized in Appendix “A” to staff report SRCFS.23.007, be approved;

    ii) That the 2023 Senior Tax Assistance Grant increase to $420, be approved;

    iii) That the draft By-law 23-23, attached as Appendix “D” to staff report SRCFS.23.007, be referred to the February 22, 2023 Council meeting for adoption.

    2. That the Capital Asset Sustainability Fee 2023 budget increase of $1,216,000 and total fee levy of $8,984,500, be approved;

    3. That the draft By-law 24-23, attached as Appendix “E” to staff report SRCFS.23.007 for the 2023 Water, Wastewater & Stormwater Budgets, be referred to the February 22, 2023 Council meeting for adoption;

    4. That the Financial Outlook (attached as Appendix “C” to staff report SRCFS.23.007) be received for information; and

    5. That, as required by Ontario Regulation 284/09, Municipal Act 2001, the compliance report attached as Appendix “G” to staff report SRCFS.23.007 for expenses that have been excluded from the 2023 Draft Operating Budget, be approved.

- Presentation by BIA Representative, regarding the 2023 BIA Proposed Budget and Funding

  • a) That the 2023 gross operating budget of $168,458 for the Village of Richmond Hill Business Improvement Area as provided within staff report SRCFS.23.009, be approved; 

    b) That $100,000 be levied upon the rateable properties in the improvement areas.

  • a) That staff report SRCFS.23.010 regarding reinstatement of community Bulletin Board in the Liberal Newspaper, be received for information;

    b) That Council provide direction based on the options presented in staff report SRCFS.23.010.

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