hide/show menu
Return to Table of Contents | Print | Version française | Close Window

DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND THE GENERAL NATURE THEREOF
 
Matters Arising from the Closed Meeting
 
Presentations
Managers' Reports
Members' Motion
Correspondence for Information Only
Addendum
 
Civic Petitions
 
Question Period
 
Adjournment
 
Meeting Quick Pick

Request for Decision

2021 Budget Direction and Two Year Financial Forecast



Presented To: Finance and Administration Committee
Presented: Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020
Report Date: Thursday, Jul 30, 2020
Type: Presentations



Signed By

Report Prepared By
Steve Facey
Manager of Financial Planning & Budgeting
Digitally Signed Jul 30, 20

Division Review
Ed Stankiewicz
Executive Director of Finance, Assets and Fleet
Digitally Signed Jul 30, 20

Financial Implications
Steve Facey
Manager of Financial Planning & Budgeting
Digitally Signed Jul 30, 20

Recommended by the Department
Kevin Fowke
General Manager of Corporate Services
Digitally Signed Jul 30, 20

Recommended by the C.A.O.
Ed Archer
Chief Administrative Officer
Digitally Signed Jul 30, 20

Resolution

Resolution One:

THAT the City of Greater Sudbury directs staff to prepare a 2021 Business Plan, as outlined in the report entitled "2021 Budget Direction and Two Year Financial Forecast", from the General Manager of Corporate Services presented at the Finance and Administration Committee meeting on August 11, 2020, that includes an operating budget for all tax supported services and considers:

a. The cost of providing provincially mandated and cost shared programs;

b. The cost associated with growth in infrastructure that is operated and maintained by the City;

c. An estimate in assessment growth;

d. Recommendations for changes to service levels and/or non-tax revenues so that the level of taxation in 2021 produces no more than a 3.9% property tax increase over 2020 taxation levels, in accordance with the Long-Term Financial Plan.

Resolution Two:

THAT the City of Greater Sudbury directs staff to develop the 2021 Capital Budget as outlined in the report entitled "2021 Budget Direction and Two Year Financial Forecast", from the General Manager of Corporate Services presented at the Finance and Administration Committee meeting on August 11, 2020, based on an assessment of the community's highest priority needs consistent with the application of prioritization criteria described in this report and that considers:

a. Financial affordability;

b. Financial commitments and workload requirements in subsequent years for multi-year projects;

c. The impact on operating costs associated with new projects;

d. The probability and potential consequences of asset failure if a project is not undertaken;

e. The financial cost of deferring projects.

Resolution Three:

THAT the City of Greater Sudbury directs staff to prepare a Business Plan for Water and Wastewater Services as outlined in the report entitled "2021 Budget Direction and Two Year Financial Forecast", from the General Manager of Corporate Services presented at the Finance and Administration Committee meeting on August 11, 2020, that includes:

a. The cost of maintaining current approved programs at current service levels based on anticipated production volumes;

b. The cost associated with legislative changes and requirements;

c. The cost associated with growth in infrastructure operated and maintained by the City;

d. A reasonable estimate of water consumption;

e. A rate increase not to exceed 4.8%, consistent with the Water and Wastewater Long-Range Financial Plan approved by the Finance and Administration Committee on June 4, 2019.

Resolution Four:

THAT the City of Greater Sudbury directs staff to provide recommendations for changes to user fees as outlined in the report entitled "2021 Budget Direction and Two Year Financial Forecast", from the General Manager of Corporate Services presented at the Finance and Administration Committee meeting on August 11, 2020, that reflect:

a. The full cost of providing the program or services including capital assets, net of any subsidy approved by Council;

b. Increased reliance on non-tax revenue;

c. Development of new fees for municipal services currently on the tax levy;

d. A multi-year user fee schedule for years 2021 and 2022.

Resolution Five:

THAT the City of Greater Sudbury directs staff to present any service enhancements, changes in services, or new service proposals as Business Cases for consideration by City Council on a case-by-case basis, as outlined in the report entitled "2021 Budget Direction and Two Year Financial Forecast", from the General Manager of Corporate Services presented at the Finance and Administration Committee meeting on August 11, 2020, subject to the following conditions;

a. All businesses cases must be approved by resolution of Council or Committee to be incorporated into the 2021 Budget Document;

b. Any business case with a value of $100,000 or less be incorporated into the base budget where the Executive Leadership Team supports the change, with a summary of such changes disclosed to Council;

Resolution Six:

THAT the City of Greater Sudbury requests its Service Partners (Greater Sudbury Police Services, Nickel District Conservation Authority, and Public Health Sudbury & Districts) to follow the directions in resolution as outlined in the report entitled "2021 Budget Direction and Two Year Financial Forecast", from the General Manager of Corporate Services presented at the Finance and Administration Committee meeting on August 11, 2020, when preparing their 2021 municipal funding requests.

Resolution Seven:

THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approves the proposed 2021 Budget Schedule in Appendix A as outlined in the report entitled "2021 Budget Direction and Two Year Financial Forecast", from the General Manager of Corporate Services presented at the Finance and Administration Committee meeting on August 11, 2020.

Relationship to the Strategic Plan / Health Impact Assessment

This report is informed by all of the Strategic Objectives outlined in the 2019-2027 City of Greater Sudbury Strategic Plan.

Report Summary

This report provides an overview of the recommended tax increase as well as recommendations for directions to guide staff in the preparation of the 2021 Business Plan. In addition, budget pressures for 2021 have also been identified.

Financial Implications

There are no direct financial implications associated with this report. Budget directions provide staff with Council approved guidelines for producing service plans that drive the City’s operating, capital and rate supported budgets. The 2021 Budget is subject to City Council review and approval, which is anticipated to be provided in the first quarter of 2021.