Ontario Invests in Uxbridge to Improve Service Delivery and Efficiency
Investments Will Support The Community, Respect Taxpayer Dollars
UXBRIDGE, ON – Today, MPP Peter Bethlenfalvy announced that the Ontario government is providing Uxbridge with a one-time investment of $725,000 to support modernization efforts, improve local service delivery and efficiency.
MPP Bethlenfalvy (Pickering-Uxbridge) was joined by Uxbridge Mayor Dave Barton and the township’s council to discuss how this funding will create more efficient service delivery for the people of Uxbridge.
“This investment in Uxbridge puts residents at the heart of the Township’s decision making,” said MPP Bethlenfalvy. “The Government of Ontario is providing this investment unconditionally, so that local communities can find smarter ways to deliver services that support their community and respect taxpayer dollars.”
The funding will help the Township of Uxbridge optimize service delivery by finding smarter, more efficient ways to spend money while helping those who need it most. This investment will support some of Ontario’s small and rural municipalities that may have limited capacity to plan, modernize and improve the way they provide services to their communities.
“The Township of Uxbridge is thrilled to learn that we have received this funding.” says Mayor Dave Barton. “We are currently reexamining our operations to see the best place to utilize this funding. The plan is that it will enhance efficiencies and streamline our operations resulting in a long-term benefit to our community. We thank our MPP Peter Bethlenfalvy and the Provincial government for listening to the requests from small, rural municipalities such as ours for this funding. It really will help us achieve some great things”.
Ontario’s government is working for the people to improve local service delivery and efficiency in the province’s municipalities. On March 20, Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced a one-time investment for many of Ontario’s small and rural municipalities.
“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 the people and businesses in communities across our province thrive.”
Ontario’s government for the people was elected to restore trust and accountability in Ontario’s finances. The province undertook a line-by-line review of its own expenditures, and we have been clear that we expect our partners, including municipalities, to be taking steps to modernize and become more efficient. Examples could include service delivery reviews, development of shared services agreements, IT solutions, capital investments or other projects.
The investment supports Ontario’s commitment to reduce the cost of government.
- 405 small and rural municipalities will receive funding.
- To ensure investments are targeted to where they are needed most, funding will be allocated based on the number of households in a municipality and whether the municipality is urban or rural.
MPP Peter Bethlenfalvy
Minister’s Office, Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy