Special Meeting


Ottawa Police Services Board


Minutes 39


Wednesday, 23 October 2013, 8:30 a.m.


Champlain Room, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa




Present:        Councillor E. El-Chantiry (Chair), A. Doyle, Councillor J. Harder, C. Nicholson, Mayor J. Watson

Regrets:        J. Durrell (Vice Chair), S. Smallwood






2014 Draft Operating & Capital Budget book tabled at the meeting



Chief Bordeleau began by saying that the 2014 Budget process has been challenging.  This budget stays within the direction of the Board and meets the policing needs of this community.  It also prepares the organization for the future with plans for efficiencies and improvements in the delivery of police services.  He thanked Director General Frazer and Finance Director Murray and their team for the great work they have done throughout the process.  He also thanked the Board for the guidance and support that was provided through the Finance & Audit Committee.


Ms. D. Frazer, Director General presented a high-level overview of the 2014 Budget.  (A copy of the presentation will be kept on file with the Board’s Executive Director.The presentation included the following topics: 

·         Policing Context and Chief’s Operational Priorities

·         2014 Draft Operating Budget

·         2015-2017 Draft Operating Forecast Highlights

·         2014 Draft Capital Budget and Forecast

·         Timetable.


Following the presentation, Director General Frazer thanked Ms. K. Murray, Director of Finance, and her team for their outstanding work throughout this budget process.  She also thanked the Executive Committee and the senior officers for their leadership and support, and the membership for their understanding during this challenging time. 


Member Watson thanked staff for the clear and concise presentation.  This budget is a solid document he looks forward to presenting during the upcoming public consultations.  He appreciated the Board’s support in keeping the overall budget increase to below 2%. 


Member Doyle noted that for 2014 retirement costs are flat and inquired how the projections for the next three years would affect the overall retirement forecast.  Director General Frazer pointed to page 11 of the budget booklet where the forecast of sworn officer retirements are anticipated to remain at the same levels through to 2017.  At a high level, the retirement envelope is adequately funded. 


On behalf of the Board, Chair El-Chantiry thanked the Chief and his staff for their hard work, noting it was a challenging process.


That the Ottawa Police Services Board receive and table the Ottawa Police Service 2014 Draft Operating and Capital Budgets, to be considered at the Board meeting on November 25, 2013.


                                                                                                RECEIVED and TABLED





            The meeting adjourned at 9:10 a.m.




            original signed by                                         original signed by

      ____________________________            _____________________________

      W. Fedec                                                          E. El-Chantiry

      Executive Director                                          Chair