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Ping-Street---3-tile.jpg   Construction-Map---3-tile.jpg   Public Notices

Ad Hoc Budget Review Committee

Committee Type

Commmittee of council


City Council, at its Oct. 3, 2005 Strategic and Corporate Planning meeting, created the Ad Hoc Budget Committee. The mandate of this committee includes the review of the Annual Budget, Schedule of Rates and Fees and any other matters that may be referred to the Committee by City Council.
On October 29, 2012, Coun. Mark Elliott made a motion that the Ad Hoc Budget Committee will function as the Grants Committee for 2013 and that council should authorize the change on a permanent basis. 

An Ad Hoc Committee is formed for a specific purpose and is automatically dissolved upon the completion of the specified tasks.


The Ad Hoc Budget Review Committee will balance the desire for City-funded services and program while also being mindful of the impact of these decisions have on property taxes and the corporation's finances.


The committee offers guidance to city departments on how the City will be in the most ideal position to allocate their resources.


The City of St. Catharines' Ad Hoc Budget Committee consists of up to five members of Council and the Mayor.

Voting Membership

All members have voting privileges.

Membership Responsibility

Members are expected to work collaboratively with fellow members while considering submissions from senior staff and members of the public.

View the 2015 short-term and long-term responsibilities of the Ad Hoc Budget Review Committee

Membership Term

Dissolves after the Annual Budget and Schedule of Rates and Fees have been approved by council.

Membership List

Mayor Walter Sendzik
Coun. Mat Siscoe
Coun. Bill Phillips
Coun. Matt Harris
Coun. Dave Haywood
Coun. Mike Britton

Meeting Schedule & Location(s)

The 2015 Ad Hoc Budget Review Committee will be commencing their meetings on Monday, January 19th. 
View the 2015 Ad Hoc Budget Review Committee meeting schedule.

For budget inquiries, email


January 19, 2015


February 2, 2015
cancelled due to

 February 4, 2015
 February 9, 2015
 February 18, 2015

 February 23, 2015

 March 2, 2015

 March 9, 2015

 March 13, 2015

 May 12, 2015
 May 26, 2015
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