Municipal Service Delivery Improvement Program Helps Local Governments Realize Cost Savings for Reinvestment in Other Priorities

BRANDON—The Manitoba government is investing up to $1.46 million for nine projects prioritized from the third intake of applications under the Municipal Service Delivery Improvement Program, Municipal and Northern Relations Minister Ian Bushie announced here today.

“Municipal governments provide critical programs and services that meet their communities’ needs, and our government is committed to partnering with them to make life better for Manitobans across the province,” said Bushie.

Service delivery reviews are an important part of the process that municipalities use to ensure funding is used efficiently and effectively by identifying cost savings and streamlining operations. This allows municipalities to offer improved services without having to raise taxes or reduce front-line services, the minister noted.

Service delivery programs eligible for review include the following areas:

  • transportation,
  • safety and protection,
  • water and sewer,
  • recreation and culture,
  • waste management,
  • planning,
  • general government administration, and
  • other core services.

Municipal service review projects receiving program support include:

  • Red River Planning District – general government administration and fiscal services review;
  • Neepawa and Area Planning District – legacy business processes and management systems review;
  • Rural Municipality (RM) of Brokenhead and Town of Beausejour – shared services review;
  • RM of Alonsa – waste collection and waste recycling (waste diversion) review;
  • City of Winnipeg – Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) community paramedic program review;
  • Municipality of Emerson-Franklin – regional planning district evaluation (Mid Canada Trade Corridor);
  • RM of Montcalm – recreation district processes, budgeting, expenses and structure review;
  • Municipality of McCreary – waste management and recycling operations review; and
  • Town of Altona – public works transportation, landfill and public utilities services review.

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