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Ontario's Municipal Modernization Program Will Support 13 Local Municipality Projects

Posted: 2021-07-21 14:27:49 By: jacob

Funding that is intended to help improve service delivery in local Municipalities will also save taxpayer’s dollars - states a press release sent from MPP Norm Miller’s office this afternoon.

Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark joined MPP Norman Miller, Bracebridge Mayor Graydon Smith and Gravenhurst Mayor Paul Kelly Today, to speak about the Ontario Government’s funding for local Municipalities.

An announcement last month stated that Parry Sound-Muskoka municipalities would be receiving up to $1,398,455 in funding.

The press release states the funding is for the improvement in delivery of critical programs and services.

The measures administered with the funding will help save costs of municipalities and be implemented in time for the 2022 municipal budget cycle.

The local funding through the Municipal Modernization Program will support the following projects:

- Municipality of Magnetawan File Digitalization
- Township of McMurrich/Monteith Service Delivery Review
- Township of Muskoka Lakes Information Technology Master Plan
- District Municipality of Muskoka Human Services Programs Review
- Town of Parry Sound Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Study
- Village of South River River Financial Software and Phone System Modernization
- Municipality of Whitestone Digital Modernization Initiatives for Cyber Security, E-Building Permit Software, and Communications System Upgrades
- Town of Bracebridge Electronic Building and Planning Applications Review
- Township of Georgian Bay Modernization and Digital Systems Transformation
- Town of Gravenhurst Building Permit Applications E-solutions Modernization
- Township of Ryerson Digital Modernization Study
- Township of Lake of Bays and Town of Huntsville Joint Fire Protection Services Review
- Village of Sundridge, Township of Joly and Strong Township Joint Service Delivery Review

“All of these projects will ensure that our residents will benefit from innovations and streamlined solutions and that services will be delivered in ways that will save taxpayers’ dollars,” said Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norman Miller. “Some of the projects I find most exciting are the electronic building permit applications like those proposed by Bracebridge and Gravenhurst.”