Chief Administrative Officer provided the first slides being an
introduction of the budget schedule, goals, service levels, advancing
Council priorities, community engagement, efficiency/financial management
and traffic safety and mitigation. The Director of Financial Services
provided the next set of slides with respect to the budget drivers, the
target percentage, refinements, mitigation measures to balance risk,
sustainability measures and staffing requirements. The Fire Chief provided
the next set of slides related to firefighter staffing options, service
level performance targets, deployed resources and previous year response
of Council queried staff regarding various aspects of the budget
presentation including previous earmarked funding for the downtown core,
Council priorities, critical path implementation reporting plans,
Transportation Manager recruitment details, equipment requirements for
narrow streets and traffic calming measures.
Committee recessed at 3:08 p.m.
Committee reconvened at 3:20 p.m.
was sought from the Fire Chief regarding the response data chart and he was
asked to provide more information regarding other GTA fire services call
data as well as the effect of adjusting the service level for response
times. Further clarification was sought regarding the governance structure
of the Central York Fire Services – Joint Council Committee. Discussion
ensued regarding fire services budget reductions and proposed staffing
requirements for an unconstructed fire hall. The Chief Administrative
Officer suggested that a Central York Fire Services – Joint Council
Committee meeting be scheduled within the next two weeks to advise them of
the proposed fire services budget reduction request.
ensued regarding the Natural Heritage Coordinator and Forestry Supervisor
positions listed as staffing requirements. The Director of Public Works
Services provided details of job descriptions.
discussion ensued regarding future revenues from the opening of the Old
Town Hall, anticipated development fees from impending subdivision
construction, intensification and risk impacts associated with growth
Moved by: Councillor Kerwin
Seconded by: Councillor Twinney
the PowerPoint Presentation by the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director
of Financial Services and the Fire Chief regarding the 2016 Operating
Budget be received.