2016 OMPF Allocation Notice - Township of Wollaston

Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) – 2016 Allocation Notice

Township of Wollaston
County of Hastings

2016 Highlights for the Township of Wollaston

  • The Township of Wollaston's combined benefit of the 2016 OMPF and provincial uploads totals $593,500 which is the equivalent of 44% of the Township's municipal property tax revenue.
  • This exceeds the Township's 2015 combined benefit by $44,300 and payments received in 2004 by $464,500.
  • The estimated total benefit of the 2016 provincial uploads for the County of Hastings is $8,907,600 which is the equivalent of 19% of all municipal property tax revenue in the County.

Table A: Total 2016 OMPF

A Total 2016 OMPF $592,500
1. Assessment Equalization Grant $316,000
2. Northern Communities Grant -
3. Rural Communities Grant $127,300
4. Northern and Rural Fiscal Circumstances Grant $149,200
5. Transitional Assistance -

Table B: 2016 Combined Benefit of OMPF and Provincial Uploads

B 2016 Combined Benefit of OMPF and Provincial Uploads (Line B1 + Line B2) $593,500
1. Total OMPF (Equal to Line A) $592,500
2. Court Security and Prisoner Transportation Upload $1,000
The estimated total benefit of the 2016 provincial uploads for the County of Hastings is $8,907,600.
The removal of these costs off the property tax base benefits all taxpayers within the County of Hastings, including those residing in the Township of Wollaston.

Table C: Other Ongoing Provincial Support

C Other Ongoing Provincial Support n/a
1. Public Health n/a
2. Land Ambulance n/a

Table D: Key OMPF Data Inputs

D Key OMPF Data Inputs
1. Households 950
2. Total Weighted Assessment per Household $172,384
3. Rural and Small Community Measure 100.0%
4. Farm Area Measure 8.1%
5. Northern and Rural Municipal Fiscal Circumstances Index 9.9
6. 2016 Guaranteed Level of Support 100.0%
7. 2015 OMPF (Line A from 2015 Allocation Notice) $548,400

2016 OMPF Allocation Notice - Line Item Descriptions

A – The OMPF grants are described in detail in the OMPF Technical Guide - this document can be found on the Ministry of Finance's website at: http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/budget/ompf/2016

A5 – If applicable, reflects the amount of transitional support provided to assist the municipality in adjusting to the redesigned OMPF program.


B1 – Sum of 2016 OMPF grants. (Equal to Line A)

B2 – Estimated 2016 benefit from the provincial upload of court security and prisoner transportation costs provided by the OPP. Actual allocations will be confirmed by the OPP in 2016.


C1 – The estimated 2016 municipal benefit of the Province's 75 per cent share of public health funding relative to its 50 per cent share in 2004. In two-tier systems, this benefit is identified at the upper-tier level. Actual municipal savings may not correspond with the Allocation Notice due to budget approvals made by the local Boards of Health. Municipalities may provide additional funding beyond their obligated cost share. Any additional municipal funding is not included in the calculation of the public health figure.

C2 – The estimated 2016 municipal benefit of the Province's 50 per cent share of land ambulance funding relative to its share in 2005. This incremental increase in land ambulance funding delivers on the Province's commitment to strengthen land ambulance services and maintain the 50:50 sharing of land ambulance costs. In two-tier systems, this benefit is identified at the upper-tier level.


D2 – Refers to the total assessment for a municipality weighted by the tax ratio for each class of property (including payments in lieu of property taxes retained by the municipality) divided by the total number of households.

D3 – Represents the proportion of a municipality's population residing in rural areas or small communities. For additional information see the 2016 OMPF Technical Guide.

D4 – Represents the percentage of a municipality's land area comprised of farm land. Additional details regarding the calculation of the Farm Area Measure are provided in the 2016 OMPF Technical Guide.

D5 – The northern and rural Municipal Fiscal Circumstances Index (MFCI) measures a municipality's fiscal circumstances relative to other northern and rural municipalities in the province, and ranges from 0 to 10. A lower MFCI corresponds to relatively positive fiscal circumstances, whereas a higher MFCI corresponds to more challenging fiscal circumstances. For additional information see the 2016 OMPF Technical Guide.

D6 – Represents the guaranteed level of support the municipality will receive from the Province through the 2016 OMPF. In 2016, the OMPF Minimum Guarantee for southern municipalities has increased to 85 per cent. For additional information see the 2016 OMPF Technical Guide.

D7 – 2015 OMPF allocation

Note: Provincial funding and other ongoing provincial support initiatives rounded to multiples of $100.

Ontario Ministry of Finance
Provincial-Local Finance Division Issued: November 2015