Parry Sound-Muskoka Municipalities to receive more than $12 Million
QUEEN’S PARK, TORONTO: Ontario’s government is working for the people to improve local service delivery and efficiency in the province’s municipalities. On March 20, 2019, Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced a one-time investment for many of Ontario’s small and rural municipalities.
Municipalities across Parry Sound-Muskoka will receive a total of $12,579,480 to improve service delivery by finding smarter, more efficient ways to spend money that help those who need it most while respecting taxpayer dollars. This support is targeted at Ontario’s small and rural municipalities that may have limited capacity to plan, modernize and improve the way they provide services to their communities.
“Taxpayers need their local government to deliver modern, efficient services that show respect for their hard-earned dollars. This funding will help small and rural municipalities improve how they deliver services and reduce the ongoing costs of providing those services,” said Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “I look forward to continuing to work together with our municipal partners to help people and businesses in communities across our province thrive.”
In total, 405 municipalities across Ontario will receive funding which was allocated based on the number of households in a municipality and whether the municipality is urban or rural.
“We are very pleased to receive this funding from the Provincial Government,” said Parry Sound Mayor and President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario Jamie McGarvey. “This funding will support our municipality’s endeavours to modernize our systems and services that will help to better serve our residents.”
“This funding will help all the communities in Parry Sound-Muskoka ensure they are providing their residents with the best value for their property tax dollars,” said Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norman Miller. “I look forward to seeing what innovative ways our municipal partners find to deliver services in the most efficient way possible.”
Ontario’s government for the people was elected to restore transparency and accountability in Ontario’s finances. The province undertook a line-by-line review of its own expenditures, and has been clear that its partners, including municipalities, are expected to take steps to become more efficient. Examples could include service delivery reviews, development of shared services agreements, IT solutions, capital investments or other projects. Municipalities will decide how to best target funding to benefit their local communities.
|Town of Bracebridge||604,110|
|Village of Burk’s Falls||254,800|
|Georgian Bay Township||604,110|
|Town of Gravenhurst||604,110|
|Town of Huntsville||604,110|
|Township of Joly||207,000|
|Town of Kearney||410,600|
|Township of Lake of Bays||602,410|
|Municipality of Magnetawan||560,800|
|Municipality of McDougall||534,200|
|Township of McKellar||474,600|
|Township of McMurrich-Monteith||321,000|
|District of Muskoka||725,000|
|Township of Muskoka Lakes||604,110|
|Town Parry Sound||668,150|
|Township of Perry||491,800|
|Village of South River||256,000|
|Township of Strong||346,200|
|Village of Sundridge||252,800|
|Township of the Archipelago||675,170|
|Municipality of Whitestone||531,000|