Examples for figures requested in this question included:
- Cost to establish a municipal hall and staff it and its location
- Cost of 6 councilors and mayor
- Cost to establish a building department and staff it
- Cost of a works yard and where it will be located
- Cost of equipment for the municipality (trucks graders backhoes excavators shop personnel)
- Where has the proposed municipality got property zoned for industries to establish to help the tax base
- What is the cost of road repair and rebuilding of existing poor roads
- Police and associated costs
- Costs of park maintenance
- Management costs for the proposed municipality
The mailout that was delivered to households in July 2021, was an introductory document designed to provide a high-level overview of the two governance options and an outline of the community engagement opportunities planned through October 2021. The mailout was not intended to provide detailed cost data or comparisons to enable residents to choose between incorporation and the two electoral areas option.
Detailed data and comparisons will be presented, however, in the coming weeks as part of the engagement phase of the Incorporation Study. Indeed, many of the data and comparisons are available already to review in the various Service Sheets produced by the Committee as part of its comprehensive analysis on the options. Each sheet features a particular type of local government service (e.g., local roads, police, planning & building, parks & recreation, administration), and presents estimates of staffing, facility, and equipment costs that would be incurred by a new municipality to provide the service. All of the costs are brought together into the Multi-Year Budget for a new municipality, including the costs associated with six Councillors and one Mayor, and the costs to have a municipal hall.
View Service Sheets along with other information from the analysis. At upcoming Open Houses, and in the comprehensive Overview mailout to be distributed in early October, cost information will be summarized for residents to review.