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Halifax Regional Council - Special Meeting Agenda

December 14, 2016
Immediately Following Committee of the Whole
Council Chamber

Summary of Recorded Votes (84Kb)

Minutes for December 14, 2016 (26Kb)


2. Ratification from Committee of the Whole - Fiscal Framework

That Halifax Regional Council direct staff to develop the multi-year operating budgets for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 according to Council's approved priorities, and preliminary fiscal direction, including:
- maintaining the appropriate level of existing services with the addition of the new services previously approved by Council;
- a stable capital budget that maintains state of good repair while also funding growth related issues and service improvements;
- a responsible and declining debt position;
- appropriate reserve balances that allow for risk mitigation, future obligations and opportunities;
- alignment of the current average tax bill for residential homes and commercial properties with all relative economic indicators.

3. Ratification from Committee of the Whole - Proposed 2017-18 Capital Program Budget and 10 Year Capital Plan

That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Direct staff to prepare the ten-year capital plan, approve the capital budget for 2017-18, and schedule of reserve withdrawals, and approve in principal the 2018-19 capital budget as presented to Committee of the Whole as per Attachments 1a, 1b and 1c of the staff report dated December 5, 2016.
2. Approve the list of 2017-18 advanced capital funding as per Attachment 2 of the staff report dated December 5, 2016.
3. Approve the list of multi-year projects as per Attachment 3 of the staff report dated December 5, 2016.
4. Request staff to look at options to retain the funding levels established in the 2016/17 capital budget for Street Recapitalization and report back to Council.