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 Health Team, Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster and the Downtown Business Improvement Area.

Highlights

Police Services

In accordance with the Police Services Act 2019, the Peterborough Police Service has a separate budget process, which includes submission to, and approval by, the Police Services Board. In accordance with Section 50 of the Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act, 2019:

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 2022, the net Police Services budget includes $636,017 from Selwyn Township for police services on a contract basis to the Lakefield Ward within the Township of Selwyn. The budget also includes $1,386,524 for contracted services to the Township of Cavan Monaghan.

Performance data

The budget includes additional revenue of $1,490,942 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.

2022 Overview

Police Services
Description2022 recommended
Expenditures $32,609,638
Revenues $4,925,018
Net Police Services Expenditure  $27,684,620
Police Services Board - Expenses $290,864
Total Gross Police Services $32,900,502
Total Revenue Police Services $4,925,018
Net Cost Police Services Submitted $27,975,484
Fairhaven

On December 13, 1999, Council agreed to provide long-term funding support for the Fairhaven Home Rebuild project. The City’s
commitment expired in mid-2021 so there is no debt servicing expense for 2022 (2021 - $355,862). With the end of the Debt
Servicing commitment, a portion of those funds have been contributed to reserve for Fairhaven future capital needs in the
amount of $50,000. 

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 $243,700
(2021 - $234,289) is included in the 2022 Budget.

A provision for Fairhaven's Operating Budget in the amount of $1,550,000 (2021 - $1,550,000), has been included in 2022 Operating contribution. The total obligation to Fairhaven from Operating is $1,550,000.

2022 Overview

Fairhaven
Description2022 recommended
Expenditures $1,600,000
Net requirement $1,600,000
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 cost share between the City and the County is based on population. The cost share between the City and County for 2022 is unchanged from 2021 at 58.62% City and 41.38% County.

The City’s portion of PCCP expenses for 2022 has been budgeted at $5,631,393 or a 5.6% increase over the 2021 budget
($5,333,875). The 2022 budget includes $150,000 from the PCCP reserve to fund a portion of this expense, resulting in a net increase of $5,481,393 or 2.8% in the net requirement.

The City's portion of PCCP expenses is based on preliminary information from the County. A final budget is expected early in
2022. Once the final 2022 budget is known, it is recommended that any adjustments to the City’s portion of the PCCP budget be netted against the 2022 general contingency provision.

2022 Overview

Paramedics Service, Peterborough County/City
Description2022 recommended
Expenditures $5,631,393
Revenues, with contributions from Reserve $150,000
Net requirement  $5,481,393
Otonabee Region Conservation Authority

The 2022 budgeted contribution is $826,538, which represents a 1.5% increase over the 2021 amount. The budgeted amount includes the following two items over and above the base levy:

  • Source Water Protection - $18,778
  • City’s portion of Special Capital Levy – Millbrook Dam - $18,505

2022 Overview

Otonabee Region Conservation Authority
Description2022 recommended
Expenditures $826,538
Net requirement $826,538
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 2022 budgeted contribution is $1,350,407 which is a 1.5% increase over 2021.

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.

2022 Overview

Peterborough Public Health
Description2022 recommended
Expenditures $1,350,407
Net requirement $1,350,407
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 obligates the City and County to participate in the funding of the Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation over the four-year period. The 2022 budget request from PKED is $1,014,775 which is an increase of 1.5% over 2021.

2022 Overview

Peterborough and the Kawarthas Economic Development
Description2022 recommended
Expenditures $1,014,775
Net requirement $1,014,775
Peterborough Humane Society

Peterborough Humane Society (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.

The current agreement with the PHS for the provision of services expires December 31, 2021. Items such as funding for animal
control services, which remained static through the last five years of the previous agreement, are being addressed through Report
CLSFS21-045 dated November 16, 2021. The report proposes a new five-year agreement for the period ending December 31, 2026 along with an updated Animal Control By-law.

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.

2022 Overview

Peterborough Humane Society
Description2022 recommended
Expenditures $448,250
Net requirement $448,250
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.

2022 Overview

Peterborough Family Health Team
Description2022 recommended
Expenditures $21,200
Net requirements $21,200 
Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster

The three-year funding agreement with Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster (GPIC) expires December 31, 2021. GPIC and City staff have discussed developing a new agreement with the same elements as the previous three years with a 2022 amount adjusted by 1.5% for inflation.

2022 Overview

Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster
Description2022 recommended
Expenditures $142,100
Net requirement $142,100
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 ($114,950) and "in-kind" moneys ($27,500).

2022 Overview

Downtown Business Improvement Area
Description2022 recommended
Expenditures $484,492
Revenues $334,492
Net requirement  $150,000

 

Village Business Improvement Area

The Village Business Improvement Area (VBIA) promotes and provides security to the East City Village Area.

2022 Overview

Village Business Improvement Area
Description2022 recommended
Expenditures $18,000
Revenues $18,000
Net requirement  $0