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2011 Regional Budget

The Region of Peel's Current and Capital budgets were approved at the February 24, 2011 Regional Council meeting. The approval followed the preliminary presentation of the Executive Summary on January 27, 2011 along with Program and Departmental presentations at the January 27th, February 10th and February 24th Council meetings. At each of these Council meetings Councillors were given the opportunity to review and debate the content of each budget as it was presented.

The meetings and subsequent final approval of the current budget resulted in changes which are summarized below. These changes have been incorporated into the Executive Summary.

Program Addendums:
For the individual programs that have been affected by these changes, an addendum has been added at the front of each of the program budget documents as the changes have not been reflected in the documentation. 

Summary of Council Approved Changes to 2011 Regional Budget

Salary and Wages:
Council voted to suspend the merit portion of the non-bargaining staff salary and wage increases, which reduced the budget by $1.2 million

Community Grants:
The total Community Grants Budget has been increased by $1,426,404 to increase Peel's partnership in the Community Investment Fund. This increase is to be phased in equally over the next three years. Unexpected 2010 in-year Ontario Works administration cost funding has been allocated to the Ontario Works Working Fund Reserve which will be used to support the phase-in of this increase.

New Funding Model to Support Ontario Works Delivery:
In January 2011, Peel received a letter from the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) regional director confirming that the ministry will distribute an in year funding of up to 50 per cent ($11.5 million) of the eligible excess Ontario Works Administration costs for 2010.

Further to this announcement, MCSS confirmed that Peel will receive $13.3 million to support this cost sharing arrangement in 2011. Following Council discussion and review, Council voted to use these funds to address the extensive waitlist in Housing.

The links below provide additional information on the approved budgets:


Current & Capital Budget Executive Summary

The Executive Summary provides Council with a high level overview of the requirements for both the Current and Capital Budgets for 2011. The details included in this summary are the Key Program Drivers, the Staffing Requirements, the 2011 Capital Budget and the 10 Year Capital Plan highlights and some of the pressures that are not included in the 2011 Budget. Attached to this document are seven summaries with details on the following topics: 2011 Current Budget by Program, Summary of Efficiencies, 2011 Capital Budget, 2011-2020 Capital Forecast, Staffing Information, Proposed User Fees, and Proposed 2011 Water Consumption and Waste Management Fees and Charges.

Quick Links

Reports

The development of the 2011 Budget for the Regional Municipality of Peel begins with the preparation of a scheduled timeframe, the setting of targets, identifying preliminary estimates and the communication of these to Council. The link to the report outlining these objectives for 2011 is presented below.

In addition to this report, there are a number of other reports that have been shared with Council that contain relevant information regarding the 2011 Current and Capital Budget budgets. The link to these reports is provided below.

  1. 2011 Capital Budget Pre-Approval Report (PDF 208KB, 4 pages)
  2. Overview and Update on the Status of Reserve (PDF 554KB, 9 pages)
  3. Strategic Planning Cycle for 2011-2014 Report (PDF 305KB, 5 pages)
  4. Process to Develop the Region of Peel Strategic Plan and Term of
    Council Priorities 2011 to 2014
    (PDF 1.5MB, 29 pages)
  5. Strategic Plan V - 2007-2010 Final Report and Forecasted 2010
    Financial Close-out
    (PDF 286KB, 5 pages)

2011 Budget Document

The 2011 Budget Documentation includes an Executive Summary followed by an integrated Current and Capital Budget story for each Regional program. The commentary in each program highlights the additional cost required to provide the 2010 level of service in 2011 due to inflation, cost of living and annualization of previous Council decisions. It also identifies the cost of new pressures in 2011 related to growth and service demands. The section on Capital includes the balance of existing capital works in process plus the addition of the new capital being requested for 2011. Each of the program documentation also includes an appendix outlining the expected outputs/outcomes that Council can expect to see in exchange for the budget resources.

Included in the Budget Document is the 2011 Budget Document Guidelines designed to assist the reader navigate the budget document and provide some detail on the information that has been presented.

The complete 2011 Budget Document is presented below:

2011 Budget Document Public Works

2011 Budget Document Health Services

2011 Budget Document Human Services

Human Services Budget Addendum
The Human Services document that is presented below reflects the budget as it was presented to Regional Council on February 2011. Subsequent to the publishing of this document, Council voted on the final approval of the budget that resulted to the following changes not reflected in the original budget documents.

Community Grants:
The total Community Grants Budget has been increased by $1,426,404 to increase Peel's partnership in the Community Investment Fund and meet the pressing social needs. This will be funded from the 2010 one time Ontario Works administration funding of $11.5 million. This amount was allocated to the Ontario Works Working Fund Reserve and will be used to support the phase in over the next three years.

New Funding Model to Support Ontario Works Delivery:
In February 2011, the Ministry of Community and Social Services announced the implementation of the revised funding approach for Ontario Works (OW) effective April 1, 2011. Under the revised funding approach, Ontario Works administration and employment assistance funding are consolidated into one Program Delivery funding allocation for the purposes of program management. This resulted to an increase of $13.3 million in additional subsidy for Ontario Works delivery in Peel.

Investment in Housing:
Council has been engaged in various strategic planning and term of council priority meetings. They have recognized the need to address the 15,341 households on the housing wait list. Program staff has recommended a $3.5 million investment in Rent Geared to Income, Rent Supplements and home ownerships to reduce the 21 year waiting list. This investment will move 535 households off the central wait list. As a result of the additional $13.3 million OW funding, Council approved the total amount to be invested in Housing in order to increase the supply of appropriate housing options. Staff will bring a report to Council regarding the implementation of the total housing investment of $16.8 million in the 2011 budget.

2011 Budget Document Internal Services /Non-Program

Non-Program Budget Addendum
The Non-program document that is presented below reflects the budget as it was presented to Regional Council January 2011. Subsequent to the publishing of this document, Council voted to suspend the merit portion of the non-bargaining salary and wage increases, which reduced the overall Region budget by $1.2 million.

To facilitate incorporating this adjustment into the final Regional budget picture, the Non-program budget was reduced by $1.2 million. This change will be allocated out to each of the departments later this year to properly reflect the change in each of the program areas. Below is a summary of the allocation as it relates to each department.

Tax Supported Programs:
Human Services
Health Services
Internal Services
Public Works
$ 114,988
$ 220,936
$ 469,480
$ 253,878
Utility Rate Supported Programs:
Water/Wastewater

Total Adjustment:

$129,366

$1,1888,648

2011 Regional Financed External Organizations

Reports | Current & Capital Budget Executive Summary | 2011 Budget Document



Revised: Wednesday May 18 2011

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