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This program operationalizes provincial policies and programs that build strong, effective and responsive local governments. Through monitoring, advising and training, it builds municipal capacity to deliver programs and services and meet legislative requirements. It leads inter-ministerial teams that help municipalities and regions address economic challenges. It also leads a one-window land-use planning system; helps municipalities conform with provincial planning policies and legislation; and facilitates municipal engagement with Aboriginal communities. This program administers disaster assistance programs and maintains and administers Ontario’s building regulatory system. Through policy and program development, it also supports key government initiatives such as energy and water conservation, greenhouse-gas reduction, source water protection, brownfield development and barrier-free accessibility.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2011-12

Estimates
2010-11

Difference
Between
2011-12
and
2010-11

Actual
2009-10

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
4 Municipal Services and Building Regulation 22,339,200 22,224,400 114,800 29,634,733
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 22,339,200 22,224,400 114,800 29,634,733
  Total Operating Expense 22,339,200 22,224,400 114,800 29,634,733
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Municipal Services and Building Regulation 2,002,000 2,000 2,000,000 -
8 Municipal Services and Building Regulation, Expense related to Capital Assets 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 2,003,000 3,000 2,000,000 -
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Capital Expense 2,004,000 4,000 2,000,000 -
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
7 Municipal Services and Building Regulation 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Capital Assets 1,000 1,000 - -



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
1902-4 Municipal Services and Building Regulation      
  Salaries and wages     12,977,900
  Employee benefits     1,631,000
  Transportation and communication     809,000
  Services     4,583,200
  Supplies and equipment     318,900
  Transfer payments      
     Disaster Relief Assistance to Victims   1,000  
     Disaster Relief Assistance to Municipalities   1,000  
     Payments under the Municipal Tax Assistance Act   58,280,000  
     Taxes on Tenanted Provincial Properties under the Municipal Tax Assistance Act   9,181,000  
     Assistance to Moosonee   1,146,200  
     Special Assistance for Municipalities and Municipal Organizations   521,000  
     Assistance to Planning Boards   350,000 69,480,200
  Subtotal     89,800,200
  Less: Recoveries     67,461,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     22,339,200
  Total Operating Expense for Municipal Services and Building Regulation     22,339,200
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
1902-3 Municipal Services and Building Regulation      
  Transfer payments      
     Special Assistance for Municipalities and Municipal Organizations   2,001,000  
     Disaster Relief Assistance to Municipalities   1,000 2,002,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     2,002,000
1902-8 Municipal Services and Building Regulation, Expense related to Capital Assets      
  Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Capital Expense for Municipal Services and Building Regulation     2,004,000
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
1902-7 Municipal Services and Building Regulation      
  Land and marine fleet     1,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     1,000
  Total Capital Assets for Municipal Services and Building Regulation     1,000