At 5pm today, the Budget Ad Hoc Committee will be meeting for the second time to discuss the Township's 2021 budget. Get the full meeting package at… and then watch it live on YT:…
Mayor Armstrong gets things moving.

Coun Fisher reads the land acknowledgement.
No disclosures of pecuniary interest. No comments or questions following the first budget meeting last month.

Ashton Romany (Manager of Finance/Deputy Treasurer) presents the 2020 Operating Summary.
The 2020 Operating Summary staff report is on page 5 of the agenda package.

Coun Fisher has questions about investment options. Patrick Kelly (Director of Finance) discusses where the Township, as a municipality, can invest.
Coun Gordijk has a couple of questions about expenditure line items, which Sandy Jackson (Director of Facilities & Recreation Services) and Mr Kelly answer.

Coun Hallman asks about road maintenance, which Jeff Molenhuis (Director of Public Works) clarifies.
2020 Operating Summary has been endorsed by council.
Mr Romany is presenting the Final Review of 2020 Capital Program. See page 21 of the package.

Coun Fisher asks if the Township will be deferring any more projects. Mr Kelly said there will be a report mid-week, ahead of next week's budget meeting. "You will see some deferrals."
Coun Pfenning asks about emergency repairs due to flooding. Mr Kelly describes where these took place.
Final Review of 2020 Capital Program has been endorsed by council.
Next: Reserve and Reserve Funds (un-audited) for the year ended December 31, 2020. Mr Romany is presenting the report.
Coun Fisher asks about election reserve funds, which have "gone backwards." Mr Kelly said there were some unbudgeted data fees, to update the voters' list. Dawn Mittelholtz (Director of Clerk's Services/Director of Information and Legislative Services) adds some clarification.
Coun Fisher had also asked about the building reserve funds. Mr Kelly answers this, along with Harold O'Krafka (Director of Development Services). Mr O'Krafka - "Things are looking better."
Coun Pfenning asks if Mr Kelly can clarify for the public why the Township transfers to the reserve funds every year, rather than spend it. Mr Kelly goes through the numbers.
The Reserve and Reserve Funds report has been endorsed by council.

Next up is a report about O. Reg 284/09 – Excluded Expense Estimate, by Mr Kelly.
No questions from council.

O. Reg 284/09 – Excluded Expense Estimate has been received for information.
And we're adjourned at 5:30pm.

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