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General Issues Committee 2012 Budget Deliberations Agenda for February 29, 2012

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City of Hamilton

2012 BUDGET DELIBERATIONS

 

PLEASE RETAIN IN THE BUDGET BINDER

 

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

9:30 a.m.

Council Chambers, City Hall

71 Main Street West

Hamilton, Ontario

 

Carolyn Biggs,

Legislative Co-ordinator

(905) 546-2424 ext. 2604

 

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  1. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
  2. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
  3. PUBLIC HEARINGS/DELEGATIONS

    4.1      Scott Medhurst and Randy Casson, Toromont Industries

                (Attending at the request of Council)

                -presentations

  4. DISCUSSION ITEMS

    5.3      2012 Tax-Supported Operating Budget – Recommendations (FCS12014) (City Wide)(Continued from February 24, 2012 GIC Meeting)

     

    5.4       Additional Items Referred from February 22, 2012 Council Meeting:

     

                (a)       Ward Budgets (Item 8(a) of Audit, Finance & Administration Committee Report 12-002) 

     

    That the following recommendations be forwarded to the General Issues Committee 2012 operating  budget process for further deliberations:

     

    (i)         That all Ward Councillor’s office budget be increased by $2600 to assist with administration coverage from sick leave and vacation;

     

    (ii)        That all Ward Councillor’s office budget be increased by $6000 per ward to provide for 2 seasonal information mailings;

     

    (iii)       That the annual “Inner City Fund” remain at the current level of funding;

     

    (iv)       That the annual “Geographic Factor” be increased to $2500;

     

    (v)        That a new “Population Factor” of $.50 for each of the first 15,000 thence $.75 for each of the remaining population in each ward as outlined in Appendix “A” to Governance Review Report 12-001.

     

    (b)       Funding for the Flamborough Women's Resource Centre (CS12006) (Ward 15) (Item 5 of Emergency and Community Services Committee Report 12-002) 

     

    That annualized funding in the amount of $138,488 for the Flamborough Women’s Resource Centre be referred to the 2012 budget process.

  5. MOTIONS
  6. NOTICE OF MOTION
  7. GENERAL INFORMATION/OTHER BUSINESS
  8. PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL
  9. ADJOURNMENT