June 15, 2022
Re: Possible 2022 additional levy
Resolved that the correspondence from Southwestern Public Health dated June 15, 2022 informing of a potential interim additional 2022 levy being imposed to fund cashflow pressures related to COVID-19 response expenditures until the costs are reimbursed by the Ministry of Health be received;
And further, that County Council authorizes the County’s portion of the interim additional levy in the amount of $2,219,015 be funded by the General Reserve, if required;
And further, that if the additional funds are requested and transferred to Southwestern Public Health, that they be requested to refund the interim additional levy to the County immediately upon receipt of the Ministry of Health’s reimbursement of Southwestern Public Health’s COVID-19 response related expenditures;
And further, that the County write to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Minister of Health to express our concern of this cash flow situation and its effect of applying pressure to SWPH cash flow during this time when their focus needs to be on vaccination work.