2012 Budget - 5 year Financial Plan - Proposed Schedule
2012 Core Budget
Monday March 5, 2012 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday March 7, 2012 7:00 p.m. (if necessary)
Suplemental Budget Requests
Monday March 26, 2012 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday March 28, 2012 7:00 p.m. (if necessary)
Water and Sewer Rates
Tuesday April 10, 2012 7:00 p.m.
Budget - Public Information Meeting
Monday April 23, 2012 6:30 p.m.
Municipal Elections 2011
Central Saanich Municipal Election 2011 results
Mayor: Alastair Bryson
Central Saanich signs with Tsartlip - Peninsula News Review (April 15, 2011)
The agreement outlines the fact that the two share common boundaries, a fundamental interest in the stewardship of their traditional lands and a desire to work together in a co-operative manner for the benefit of all residents.
Review of 2010-2014 Financial Plan and Introduction to 2011 Budget - excerpt:
"Legal costs: Increased District-initiated Bylaw Enforcement files, new bylaws (such as the Soil Removal and Deposit Bylaw, the Surface Water Management Bylaw, the Pesticide Use and Control Bylaw, and several atypically complex Land Use Bylaw Amendments) and the Mount Newton / Senanus litigation have pushed legal budgets in Administration and Bylaw Enforcment departments past the budgeted amounts. Council will recall that during budget deliberations, additional moneys were identified in the Contingency account in anticipation of these items; nevertheless, it is possible that by the year-end, these costs may have exceeded that amount as well. However, we anticipate some cost efficiencies in other areas, which can be used to offset the remaining overage."
- 2010-2014 Financial Plan - Public Presentation
- 2009 Annual Municipal Report (note on p31 of this annual report that the District paid over $400,000 in legal bills to Young Anderson)
- Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw (2009 to 2013 inclusive)
- Strategic Plan (from February 2010)
- Financing Options Review (January 2008) - Page 3 states that:
"The current Five Year Financial Plan for the District projects transfers to Reserves and surplus totalling $5.044 Million over the term while expenditures from these sources are estimated at $11.161 Million. Should this level of activity be realized, the surplus and Reserve accounts would be reduced from the current total of $7.5 Million, comprised of $4.6 Million in reserve funds and a further $2.9 Million in Accumulated Operating Surplus, to $1.516 Million - an unacceptably low figure, and likely would force the District to seek interim financing to meet day-to-day operating expenditures. It is recognized that current financial practices would limit expenditures to ensure financial stability, but projections indicate that current surplus and reserve funds will be under increasing pressure in coming years."
RRoCSS notes that the last (2008) financing options review analysis of District funds noted that they would already be in a position where they would have to borrow to cover day-to-day operating costs, should spending continue at the current rate, and that was before the District decided to proceed with all of the current infrastructure projects...
Trouble On The Farm; Is agriculture losing out to development in Central Saanich? - in the Monday magazine, April 7, 2010.
"It is of the greatest importance in all systems of government to have laws and the rest of governmental administration so arranged that magistrates cannot profit financially from their offices. " (Aristotle, Politics)