Rod Sutherland reviewed the list of recommendations starting with the Community Project Capital Funding Program will be received for 2021 without the 50/50 matching. The understanding is for Council to consider doubling the fund for 2021.
Internal resources and supports recommendations is being worked on with review of the survey results and feedback/input and monitoring continued feedback received through Jump In.
Community Fund Framework - incorporation of the 2021 Lindsay Chest Fund will form part of the Community Fund be spelled out in the framework and the specific allocations, based on limitations and restrictions on Lindsay. Work has begun based on discussions with the Task Force and the working groups. The framework process to be developed.
A meeting with members of the Economic Recovery Task Force took place last week and funding for the Arts and Culture Sector was supported. More discussions are planned.
Funding Framework does have to comeback to Council in Q1 of 2021. The first Committee of the Whole meeting is January 12 and Regular Council meeting two weeks after. Meeting timeline goals through December in advance of the January meeting would be ideal.
A Special Council Meeting December 1st focused on the Capital Budget includes a report on the agenda relating to the 2019 Surplus and the options for the disposition of the surplus. The recommendation in the report is that the surplus be maintained in the contingency reserve for purpose of funding community, economic and corporate pandemic recovery initiatives.
Working Group Volunteers to review draft Fund Framework to be developed by City Staff, Heather Kirby, Lynda Nydam, Penny Barton Dyke.
Working Group Volunteers to review Jump In and next steps connecting again with community organizations, Marina Hodson, Lynda Nydam, Amy Terrill.
Brenda Stonehouse will assist the 2 new working groups.