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Five year gas tax revenue funding schedule

Posted June 11, 2014

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 planning practices.
  • 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 disasters.

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