Item No. 6.7 – PwC Purchasing Card Review: 13,600 purchases totalling $3.2 million each year were made using purchasing cards or P-Cards. That is a significant number. What is concerning is that when PwC looked at a sample of PCard purchases – they found that 38 per cent were not reviewed and 75 per cent had no explanation for the purchase.
We need tighter control of purchasing cards.
In addition to the recommendations, I put forward a motion that Administration report back on the feasibility of following the City of Toronto model which publishes all P-Card purchases online every month as open data.
The basketball courts next to Forest Glade Community Centre have been in terrible condition for many years. It is unacceptable considering that they are located in the heart of Forest Glade and adjacent to the arena, library, community centre, tennis courts and baseball diamonds where thousands of residents of Forest Glade gather for recreation.
As you can see from the photos – there are basketball poles with no backboard, some with no rim, and others with no backboard and no rim. Most are badly deteriorated. The basketball court surface is rutted, overgrown with weeds and a public safety hazard.
I emailed these photos to the Mayor and the Executive Director of Parks on January 7th, 2016 and have had discussions with Administration about bringing these courts back up to an acceptable standard.