The City of Peterborough provides funding to outside organizations for the provision of service. These organizations are Police Services, Fairhaven, Peterborough County/City Paramedics Service, Otonabee Region Conservations Authority, Peterborough Public Health, Peterborough and the Kawarthas Economic Development, Peterborough Humane Society, Peterborough Family Heath Team, Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster and the Downtown Business Improvement Area.

Highlights

Police Services

In accordance with the Police Services Act, the Peterborough Police Service has a separate budget process, which includes submission to, and approval by, the Police Services Board.

Municipal board finances 50 (1) A municipality that maintains a municipal board shall provide the board with sufficient funding to, (a) provide adequate and effective policing in the municipality; and (b) pay the expenses of the board’s operation, other than the remuneration of board members. 

Estimates 50 (2) A municipal board shall submit operating and capital estimates to the municipality that will show, separately, the amounts that will be required to, (a) provide adequate and effective policing in the municipality, including the amounts required to provide the police service with required equipment and facilities, having regard for the various ways that the board can discharge this obligation; and (b) pay the expenses of the board’s operation, other than the remuneration of board members. 

Subsections 4 and 5 of Section 50 stipulate that: 50. (4) Upon reviewing the estimates, the municipality shall establish an overall budget for the municipal board for the purposes described in clauses (1) (a) and (b) and, in doing so, the municipality is not bound to adopt the estimates submitted by the municipal board. 50. (5) In establishing an overall budget for the municipal board, the municipality does not have the authority to approve or disapprove specific items in the estimates. 

For 2021, the net Police Services budget includes $616,094 from Selwyn Township for police services on a contract basis to the Lakefield Ward within the Township of Selwyn. The budget also includes $984,998 for contracted services to the Township of Cavan Monaghan.

Performance data

The budget includes additional revenue of $1,443,245 as a result of the Court Security Prisoner Transportation (CSPT) Program from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Grant. This budget addresses the requirement to adequately resource core policing and administrative functions, as required under the Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act. 

Reserve planning continues with annual contributions of $27,500 to the Strategic Plan Reserve. These funds will be utilized for the consultation, preparation and printing of the next plan for 2024-2027.

2021 Overview

Police Services
Description2021 recommended
Expenditures $31,101,909
Revenues $4,363,277
Net Police Services Expenditure  $26,738,631
Police Services Board - Expenses $294,519
Total Gross Police Services $31,396,428
Total Revenue Police Services $4,363,277
Net Cost Police Services Submitted $27,033,150
Difference - PSB Ask and Provision within Guideline $-66,170
Net Cost Police Services $26,966,980
Fairhaven

On December 13, 1999, Council agreed to provide long-term funding support for the Fairhaven Home Rebuild project and resolved: “that the Peterborough City Council include in its capital budget for the next 20 years up to $700,000 per year, subject to the confirmation of final cost through a competitive tender process, to be put toward the capital cost of rebuilding Fairhaven Home.” 

At the time, the $700,000 annual amount was to be a maximum amount that, when combined with the County’s $350,000 annual contribution, and the contribution from the Province through a $10.35 per bed, per day subsidy, would be used by the Home to meet annual mortgage payments on an approximate $24.5 million
twenty-year mortgage expected to be taken out by the Home when construction was complete.

Under the terms of the Ministry of Health’s funding formula for such “Category D” rebuild projects, the provincial contribution of 50% of the cost of the facility will be paid over 20 years as a $10.35 per bed, per day subsidy. This provincial subsidy would amount to $956,000 annually and would be allocated toward the debt repayment, and the balance of the debt repayment was to be paid for through operating revenues, operating surpluses (reserve transition fund), and the City/County financing commitment. The City’s commitment expires at the end 2021. The actual annual amount of this obligation for 2021 $355,194.

In addition, a provision for Fairhaven's Operating Budget in the amount of $1,363,500 (2019 - $1,350,000), has been included in 2020 Operating contribution. The total obligation to Fairhaven from Operating is $1,719,362. As part of report CPFS12-062 dated September 4, 2012, Council resolved that, beginning with the 2013 Capital Budget, an annual amount be included to support Fairhaven’s capital program for
on-going capital funding for Fairhaven. An amount of $234,289 (2019 - $225,191) is included in Other Capital. 

2021 Overview

Fairhaven
Description2021 recommended
Expenditures $2,029,074
Net requirement $2,029,074
Peterborough County/City Paramedics Service

The County of Peterborough is the delivery agent for the paramedic service for both the City and the County. The City’s portion of Peterborough County City Paramedics expenses for 2021 has been budgeted at $5,391,148 or a 1.1% decrease over the 2020 budget ($5,451,226). The cost share between the City and the County is based on population. The cost share between the City and County for 2021 is unchanged from 2020 at 58.62% City and 41.38% County.

This amount is based on preliminary information from the County. A final budget is expected early in 2021. Once the final 2021 budget is known, it is recommended that any adjustments to the City’s portion of the PCCP budget be netted against the 2021 general contingency provision.

2021 Overview

Paramedics Service, Peterborough County/City
Description2021 recommended
Expenditures $5,391,148
Revenues, with contributions from Reserve $0
Net requirement  $5,391,148
Otonabee Region Conservation Authority

The 2021 budgeted contribution is $816,029, which represents a 0.9% increase over the 2020 amount. The budgeted amount includes the following two items over and above the base levy:

  • Source Water Protection - $18,500
  • City’s portion of Special Capital Levy – Millbrook Dam - $18,505

2021 Overview

Otonabee Region Conservation Authority
Description2021 recommended
Expenditures $816,029
Net requirement $816,029
Peterborough Public Health

The local share of public health costs, after deducting the Ministry of Health and Longterm Care contribution, is allocated to the City, County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation based on population. The City’s 2021 budgeted contribution is $1,330,450 which is the same as 2020.

The Minister of Health announced at Association of Municipalities of Ontario that starting January 1, 2020, all municipalities will transition to a 70%-30% provincial-local cost sharing funding model for public health and that in the first year, no public health unit will experience an increase over 10% of current costs as a result of this cost-sharing change.

2021 Overview

Peterborough Public Health
Description2021 recommended
Expenditures $1,330,450
Net requirement $1,330,450
Peterborough and the Kawarthas Economic Development

With the approval of Report CAO19-014, dated December 2, 2019, an agreement is in place between the City, County of Peterborough and the Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation (operating as PKED) for the four-year period January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2023. 

The agreement will obligate the City and County to participate in the funding of the Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation over the four-year period. The 2021 recommended funding in the 2021 Budget is $999,778 which is the same as the 2020 budget.

2021 Overview

Peterborough and the Kawarthas Economic Development
Description2021 recommended
Expenditures $999,778
Net requirement $999,778
Peterborough Humane Society

The City and Peterborough Humane Society (PHS) entered into a five-year agreement in 2014 ending in 2019. In 2016, the agreement was amended and extended to December 31, 2021. PHS provides animal control services including enforcement of the City's animal control by-laws and provincial legislation. In addition, PHS operates the City's Pound and issues dog and cat licenses. The City pays an all-inclusive price for the services and PHS retains Pound fees; destruction and disposal fees; license fees and 50% of fine revenue collected.

Performance Data

The PHS provides the City with monthly reports detailing numbers of impounded animals; strays received; number and type of by-law complaints; number of warnings issued; charges laid; and number of tags issued.

2021 Overview

Peterborough Humane Society
Description2021 recommended
Expenditures $365,194
Net requirement $365,194
Peterborough Family Health Team

As of July 2015, the delivery of service for the Doctor Recruitment Program moved from Peterborough and Kawarthas Economic Development to the Primary Health Care Services of Peterborough.

Annual net costs are allocated to the City and County in proportion to their permanent population, as established by official census statistics. The City’s share remains unchanged at 58.62% of the Doctor Recruitment Program, or $21,220.

2021 Overview

Peterborough Family Health Team
Description2021 recommended
Expenditures $21,200
Net requirements $21,200 
Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster

2019 was the first year of a three-year funding Agreement with Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster (GPIC).

2021 is the third year of a three-year funding Agreement with GPIC. The funding agreement is for $140,000 in each of the years 2019, 2020 and 2021.

2021 Overview

Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster
Description2021 recommended
Expenditures $140,000
Net requirement $140,000
Downtown Business Improvement Area

In February 2017, the City made a 20-year commitment to assist the DBIA in promoting the Central Area and for security purposes, in which the City makes an annual payment to the DBIA in the amount of $150,000. If the annual payment is not fully spent by the DBIA in any calendar year, the DBIA can retain the unspent portion in a reserve to be spent in subsequent years as required. 

This commitment by the City is in addition to the City's annual commitment for cleaning in the Central Area ($96,400) and "in-kind" moneys ($27,500).

2021 Overview

Downtown Business Improvement Area
Description2021 recommended
Expenditures $477,933
Revenues $327,933
Net requirement  $150,000