2019 Operating & Capital Budget Motions
Ordered on the motion of Mayor Diodati, seconded by Councillor Strange that Council approve the 2019 Capital Budget as presented on February 26, 2019 with the amendments outlined in report F-2019-13; that Council approve the Water Meter Replacement Program with expenditures and funding to occur over four years (2019-2022) for a total of $12,128,289; that staff report back with additional capital infrastructure spending once the final OLG payment has been received and reserve reconciliation has been completed. Carried Unanimously
Ordered on the motion of Councillor Kerrio, seconded by Mayor Diodati, that the Fleet Equipment Replacement, namely the ordering of the fire tanker and two 60-foot transit buses be put on hold until later in 2019. Carried Unanimously
Ordered on the motion of Councillor Ioannoni, seconded by Councillor Thomson, that the $300,000 budgeted cost for the consulting services for CN Rail—the CN Relocation Action Plan, be put on hold until report from staff comes back to Council comparing what other municipalities have done to lobby CN Rail to remove railway tracks as well as how the $300,000 cost was determined. Carried Unanimously
Ordered on the motion of Councillor Kerrio, seconded by Councillor Lococo, that funding for the Millenium Trail be put on hold until staff report back on whether $200,000 in design funding could be withheld. Carried Unanimously
Ordered on the motion of Councillor Ioannoni, seconded by Councillor Kerrio that the funding for the old City Hall Courthouse demolition be removed from the Priority 1 budget and put on hold. Councillors Campbell, Dabrowski, Strange, Thomson and Mayor Diodati were opposed. Motion defeated.