January 17, 2024 Audit and Finance Standing Committee

Date:

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Council Chamber, 3rd Floor City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street Halifax

Agenda

REVISED: January 16, 2024 at 11:15 a.m. 
Please note that reports for agenda items 13.2.1 Annual Investment Policy Review and 13.2.2  Investment Activities – Quarter ending September 30, 2023 have been circulated. 
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1. CALL TO ORDER AND LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – December 13, 2023

3. APPROVAL OF THE ORDER OF BUSINESS AND APPROVAL OF ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS

4. BUSINESS ARISING OUT OF THE MINUTES

5. CALL FOR DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTERESTS

6. MOTIONS OF RECONSIDERATION – NONE

7. MOTIONS OF RESCISSION – NONE

8. CONSIDERATION OF DEFERRED BUSINESS – NONE

9. NOTICES OF TABLED MATTERS – NONE

10. CORRESPONDENCE, PETITIONS & DELEGATIONS
10.1 Correspondence 
10.2 Petitions
10.3 Presentations - None

11. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

12. INFORMATION ITEMS BROUGHT FORWARD
12.1 Mayor Savage - Provincial Financial Indicators Report 2021/22 – Halifax Regional Municipality [PDF]

13. REPORTS
13.1 AUDITOR GENERAL
13.1.1 Follow-up Review: 2021-22 Audits [PDF]
- Presentation [PDF] 

13.2 STAFF
13.2.1 Annual Investment Policy Review [PDF]
Motion: 

That the Audit and Finance Standing Committee recommend that Halifax Regional Council adopt the amendments to the Investment Policy as set out in Attachment B of the staff report dated January 15, 2024.

13.2.2 Investment Activities – Quarter ending September 30, 2023 [PDF]
Motion:

That the Audit and Finance Standing Committee forward the staff report dated December 4, 2023 to Halifax Regional Council as an information item.

13.3 GRANTS COMMITTEE - NONE    

13.4 MEMBERS OF STANDING COMMITTEE – NONE 

14. MOTIONS

15. IN CAMERA (IN PRIVATE)

The Standing Committee may rise and go into a private In Camera session, in accordance with Section 19 of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter, for the purpose of dealing with the following:

15.1 In Camera (In Private) Minutes – December 13, 2023
Motion: 

That the In Camera (In Private) minutes of December 13, 2023 be approved as circulated.

15.2 PERSONNEL MATTER - Private and Confidential Report 
A matter pertaining to an identifiable individual or group.
Motion: 
That Audit and Finance Standing Committee: 

1.  Adopt the recommendations as outlined in the private and confidential report dated December 13, 2023; and 

2. Direct that the private and confidential report dated December 13, 2023 be maintained private and confidential.

16. ADDED ITEMS

17. NOTICES OF MOTION

18. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – February 21, 2024

19. ADJOURNMENT

INFORMATION ITEMS

1. Memorandum from the Legislative Assistant dated January 12, 2024 re: Requests for Presentation to Audit and Finance Standing Committee – None [PDF]
2. Memorandum from the Chief Administrative Officer dated December 5, 2023 re: CAO Contract Amendment Report [PDF]
3. Memorandum from the Chief Administrative Officer dated December 13, 2023 re: Enterprise Risk Management Update – November 2023 [PDF]

For further information regarding this meeting, please contact Dorothy Maponga, Legislative Assistant, at dorothy.maponga@halifax.ca or 902-478-2408

To submit correspondence, email clerks@halifax.ca 
More information: https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/regional-council/communicating-halifax-regional-council