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REPORT TO: Community and Infrastructure Services Committee <br />DATE OF MEETING: January 13, 2020 <br />SUBMITTED BY: Corina Tasker, Internal Auditor, (519)741-2200, ext. 7361 <br />PREPARED BY: Corina Tasker, Internal Auditor, (519)741-2200, ext. 7361 <br />WARD (S) INVOLVED: All <br />DATE OF REPORT:December 20, 2019 <br />REPORT NO.: CAO-19-019 <br />SUBJECT: Audit and Accountability Fund <br />___________________________________________________________________________ <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />For information only. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />Through the Audit and AccountabilityFund, the Ontario government offered large municipalities <br />an opportunity to benefit from provincial funding to conduct service delivery and administrative <br />expenditure reviews with the goal of finding efficiencies while protecting important front-line <br />services. Funding recipients were required to use the funding to hire an independent third-party <br />reviewer to review municipal service delivery expenditures in order to find efficiencies. The third- <br />party reviewer was required to submit a final report which outlined analysis, findings and <br />actionable recommendations. <br />The City of Kitchener was fortunate to receive $220,000 in funding from the Province of Ontario <br />as part of this initiative.This funding was used to complete two separate reviews which would <br />not haveotherwise been possibledue to lack of resources. These included a review of fleet <br />downtime and a review of City facility energy usage. <br />st <br />The third-party reports were posted on the City’s website prior to the December 31, 2019 <br />deadline as per the fundingrequirements. This staff report provides a summary and a copy of <br />those reports. <br />Note that the views expressed within the accompanying third-party reports(AttachmentsA and <br />B)are the views of the third-party and do not represent the views of either the Province of Ontario <br />or the City of Kitchener. <br />REPORT: <br />Project Purpose <br />The purpose of this project wasto take advantage of a provincial funding opportunity through <br />the Audit and Accountability fund to conduct third-party service delivery, modernization and <br />expenditure reviews of the City’s fleet repair and maintenance processes and City facility utility <br />*** This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994for assistance. <br />IF2 - 1 <br />