2013 Council Requested Additional Information

During the budget process, Council requests additional information that is usually required in order to clarify a specific question / issue or to provide more detail in order to assist Council during their deliberations. Staff are committed to providing the requested information in a timely manner. The list below identifies the information Council has requested and will expand during the budget process as additional requests for information are received. The list will continually be updated for additional requests and completed responses to the items.

Item #

Description

Lead Department

Response

1

Overtime and Standby budget for each division

All, Budgets

Item 1 Response

2

Contractual budget for each division

All, Budgets

Item 2 Response

3

Consulting budget for each division

All, Budgets

Item 3 Response

4

Conferences budget for each division

All, Budgets

Item 4 Response

5

Studies, Surveys, and Policies budget for each division

All, Budgets

Item 5 Response

6

Advertising & Promotion budget for each division

All, Budgets

Item 6 Response

7

Furniture & Fixtures budget for each division

All, Budgets

Item 7 Response

8

Renovation Expense budget for each division

All, Budgets

Item 8 Response

9

Special Projects budget for each division

All, Budgets

Item 9 Response

10

Public Relations budget for each division

All, Budgets

Item 10 Response

11

Memberships budget for each division

All, Budgets

Item 11 Response

12

Hamilton comparable taxation information (compare net levy per capita; taxes as a percentage of income; Res vs Non-Res ratio)

CorpServ

Item 12 Response

13

Assessment growth by Ward

CorpServ

Item 13 Response

14

Management to Staff ratio - benchmarking against other municipalities

HR

Item 14 Response

15

List of current vacant positions, length of vacancy, budget cost of vacant position

All

16

Number of employees going through the JE process

HR

Item 16 Response

17

Analysis of grievances and arbitration - historical cost

HR

Item 17 Response

18

Detailed Organization Chart for each division stating all positions

All

See item 15 responses above.

19

Detailed accounts by Cost Category - City Wide and Departments

All, Budgets

Item 19 Response

20

Cost Allocations methodology

CorpServ

Item 20 Response

21

Staff funded @ 100% Subsidy - Total by division

PH / CSD

Item 21 Response

22

Details on the annual fleet reserve contribution

PW

Item 22 Response

23

Ten year history of HSR fare increases

PW

Item 23 Response

24

Provide summary of Hamilton's tax ratios in comparison to provincial thresholds

CorpServ

Item 24 Response

25

Provide 2013 average RT CVA by ward

CorpServ

Item 25 Response

26

2013 Average residential tax impacts by ward

CorpServ

Item 26 Response

27

Explanation of fuel costs

PW

Item 27 Response

28

Details of vacation carryovers and vacation pay outs

CMO

Item 28 Response

29

Identify how Hamilton compares to other municipalities on turn over rate

CMO

Item 29 Response

30

History/trend of waste revenues by commodity type

PW

Item 30 Response

31

Nurse-Family Partnership Program Enhancement

PHS

Item 31 Response

32

Tobacco Vendor Licensing Fees

PHS

Item 32 Response

33

Enforcement of Smoking By-law No. 11-080

PHS

Item 33 Response

34

Traffic Flow and Road Safety Budget Enhancement

PW

Item 34 Response

35

Road Operations 50% Enhancement Reduction

PW

Item 35 Response

36

Transit Fares

PW

Item 36 Response

37

Street Lighting 2013 Funding Increase Requests

PW

Item 37 Response

38

Horticultural Enhancements

PW

Item 38 Response