2017 OMPF Allocation Notice - Town of Fort Frances

Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) – 2017 Allocation Notice

Town of Fort Frances

2017 Highlights for the Town of Fort Frances

  • The Town of Fort Frances' combined benefit of the 2017 OMPF and provincial uploads totals $3,939,500, which is the equivalent of 38% of the Town's municipal property tax revenue.
  • The Town's combined benefit includes:
    • - $3,106,500 through the OMPF
    • - $833,000 benefit resulting from the provincial uploads
  • This exceeds the Town's 2016 combined benefit by $278,200 and payments received in 2004 by $839,500.

Table A: Total 2017 OMPF

A Total 2017 OMPF $3,106,500
1. Assessment Equalization Grant $1,225,600
2. Northern Communities Grant $868,000
3. Rural Communities Grant $507,400
4. Northern and Rural Fiscal Circumstances Grant $505,500
5. Transitional Assistance -

Table B: 2017 Combined Benefit of OMPF and Provincial Uploads

B 2017 Combined Benefit of OMPF and Provincial Uploads (Line B1 + Line B2) $3,939,500
1. Total OMPF (Equal to Line A) $3,106,500
2. Provincial Uploads $833,000

Table C: Other Ongoing Provincial Support

C Other Ongoing Provincial Support $1,050,700
1. Public Health $487,200
2. Land Ambulance $494,500
3. Provincial Gas Tax Program $69,000

Table D: Key OMPF Data Inputs

D Key OMPF Data Inputs
1. Households 3,815
2. Total Weighted Assessment per Household $176,244
3. Rural and Small Community Measure 100.0%
4. Farm Area Measure 3.7%
5. Northern and Rural Municipal Fiscal Circumstances Index 7.5
6. 2017 Guaranteed Level of Support 97.0%
7. 2016 OMPF (Line A from 2016 Allocation Notice) $2,934,100

2017 OMPF Allocation Notice - Line Item Descriptions

A – The OMPF grants are described in detail in the 2017 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/2017

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

B1 – Sum of 2017 OMPF grants (Equal to Line A).

B2 – Estimated 2017 benefit of the Province's upload of social assistance benefit program as well as court security and prisoner transportation costs.

C1 – The estimated 2017 municipal benefit resulting from the upload of public health costs from a provincial share of 50 per cent in 2004 to 75 per cent in 2007. 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 Board of Health. Municipalities may provide additional funding beyond their obligated cost share or receive additional savings through other provincial grants for public health programs and initiatives. Any additional municipal funding or savings are not included in the calculation of the public health figure.

C2 – The estimated 2017 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.

C3 – Funding provided to the municipality through the 2015-16 provincial gas tax program.

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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 OMPF Technical Guide.

D6 – Represents the guaranteed level of support the municipality will receive from the Province through the 2017 OMPF. For additional information, see the 2017 OMPF Technical Guide.

D7 – 2016 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 2016