The third and final budget ad hoc meeting begins at 5:30pm.
- Consider Proposed 2021 Operating Budget
- Consider Proposed 2021 Municipal Budget Package
- Confirm 2021 Levy Adjustment
Watch at… or follow along here 👇 Image
Here we go. Mayor Armstrong gets us underway. He mentions that it's #BlackHistoryMonth. He encourages residents to participate in online events.

Coun Hallman reads the land acknowledgement. Image
No declarations of pecuniary interest.

Patrick Kelly (Director of Finance) is presenting the proposed Operating Budget for 2021. The full report is on page 3 of the agenda package.…
Coun Pfenning expresses her appreciation to Township staff for their hard work preparing this budget, especially in a challenging year. Image
Coun Gerber extends council's appreciation to all of the Township's staff. "It's quite an achievement."
Recommendation: That the 2021 Operating Budget, as prepared by the Director of Corporate Services / Treasurer and Manager of Finance / Deputy Treasurer, be endorsed in principle.

Carried, by all councillors.
Next, Mr Kelly is discussing the 2021 Municipal Budget Package report (page 21 of the agenda package). He thanks senior management, staff and the committee for making this balanced budget possible. Image
In response to Coun Hallman's question, Dawn Mittelholtz (Director of Clerk's Services/Director of Information and Legislative Services) confirms that the new electronic "Stop" signs have been distributed to crossing guards, and have been well received.
Mr Kelly replies to Coun Gordijk's question about the drains cost-sharing agreement with the Township of Woolwich.
Recommendation: That the 2021 Municipal Budget, as prepared by the Director of Corporate Service / Treasurer be endorsed and recommended to Council on February 8, 2021.

Mayor Armstrong thanks everyone for their hard work.

We are adjourned at 5:51pm.

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