New Tecumseth can count on $4.55 million in gas tax revenue transfers
from federal and provincial sources over the next five years.
The Town will receive $875,438 in 2014 and 2015; $919,208 in 2016 and
2017; and $962,982 in 2018.
The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) is acting as the Gas
Tax Fund administratior and coordinating role in an arrangement that
took affect in April 2014, with the federal government.
Listed below are the eligible municipal services that gas tax revenues
can be used for:
1. Local roads and bridges - i.e. roads, bridges, tunnels,
highways and active transportation infrastructure (active
transportation refers to Investments that support active methods of
travel. This can include: cycling lanes and paths, sidewalks, hiking
and walking trails).
2. Public transit- i.e. a shared passenger transport system
which is available for public use.
3. Drinking 'Water - i.e. drinking water conservation,
collection, treatment and distribution systems.
4. Wastewater - i.e. Wastewater and storm water collection,
treatment and management systems
5. Solid waste - i.e. solid waste management systems
including the collection, diversion and disposal of recyclables,
compostable materials and garbage.
6. Community energy systems - i.e. infrastructure that
generates or increases the efficient usage of energy.
7. Capacity building - i.e. investments related to
strengthening the ability of Municipalities to develop long-term
8. Short-sea shipping -.i.e. infrastructure related to the
movement of cargo and passengers around the coast and on inland
waterways, without directly crossing an ocean.
9. Short-line rail - i.e. railway related infrastructure
for carriage of passengers or freight
10. Regional and local airports - i.e. airport-related
infrastructure (excludes the National Airport System).
11. Broadband connectivity - i.e. Infrastructure that
provides internet access to residents, businesses, and/or institutions
In Canadian communities.
12. Brownfield Redevelopment i.e. remediation or
decontamination and redevelopment of a brownfield site within municipal
boundaries, where the redevelopment includes:
(a) the construction of public infrastructure as identified
in the context of any other
eligible category referred to in this Schedule, and/or;
(b) the construction of municipal use public parks and
publicly-owned social housing.
13. Sport Infrastructure - i.e. amateur sport
Infrastructure (excludes facilities, including arenas, which would be
used as the home of professional sports teams or major junior hockey
teams (e.g. Junior A).
14. Recreational Infrastructure - i.e. recreationaJ
facilities or networks.
15. Cultural Infrastructure - i.e. infrastructure that
supports arts, humanities, and heritage.
16. Tourism Infrastructure - i.e. infrastructure that
attracts travelers for recreation, leisure, business or other purposes.
17. Disaster mitigation - I.e. infrastn.tcture that reduces
or eliminates long-tenn impacts and risks associated with natural