Council Highlights (Budget) - February 6, 2019

Posted on Monday February 11, 2019
Council Highlights
Council Highlights

Special Committee of the Whole (items that were discussed to be ratified at Council’s next meeting):

  • The Director of Finance/Treasurer provided an overview of the proposed Budget for 2019.
  • Committee discussed the Capital Budget items for 2019 and 2020 with the following items being removed from the Capital Budget:
    • 2019 H-895 Secondary Plan Town Dock
    • 2019 M-946 Joint Building Permit Fee Study 
    • 2019 M-892 Pedestrian Crossing on Robert St W 
    • 2019 M-924 Rotary Champlain Wendat Park Gateways Design
    • 2020 M-106 Sidewalk Installation McGuire Road
    • 2019 M-953 Town Gateway Engineering and Design was deferred to the 2020 Capital Budget
    • Committee approved additional funding requests from the Penetanguishene Public Library and Severn Sound Environmental Association in the amount of $32,130.
    • Committee approved that the additional Current Value Assessment growth of $265,000 be included in the 2019 Budget, with an allocation report to follow.

The changes mentioned above result in an overall municipal tax impact of 1.4% for Operating, Capital, Debt Repayment and OPP.  The 2019 Final Draft Budget will be presented to Committee for a recommendation to Council to adopt.

Upcoming Meetings and Events:

Council and Committee of the Whole  and Special Council – February 13, 2019 at 7pm

Special Committee of the Whole - Budget February 20, 2019 at 7pm

Winterama – Family Day Weekend February 15-18, 2019
March Break Activities- Museum March 11-15, 2019
Other Community Events are listed on our website here

Council Highlights provide a brief overview of noteworthy decisions and presentations made at Town of Penetanguishene Council meetings. Detailed agendas and minutes from the meetings are available on our website or you can view our livestream for additional details. Meetings take place the second and fourth Wednesday of each month unless otherwise noted.?