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​​​​​​​​​​​Municipal Services Corporation

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The Township of Oro-Medo​​nte has endorsed the creation of a Municipal Services Corporation to manage Environmental Services.​

The Township of Oro-Medonte has successfully appointed Board of Directors for the Municipal Services Corporation.

Currently, the Township’s Environmental Services department is responsible for;

  • ​Treatment and distribution of municipal drinking water
    • Providing service to approximately 2,500 properties
  • Maintenance of the Township’s street lighting​ network
  • Maintenance of urban storm water management infrastructure (urban storm ponds) in select urbanized neighbourhoods​
  • Maintenance of seven communal tile beds that provide septic services to select locations in Horseshoe Valley
  • Administration of water and wastewater billing for private Freed customers in Horseshoe Valley​​​​​

What is a Municipal Servi​​ces Corporation (MSC)?

A MSC is a corporation whose shares are owned by a municipality, or a municipality and one or more other public-sector entities. A MSC can only provide a system, service or thing that the municipality could provide. MSC'​s are required to receive permission from a municipality to operate in its geographic boundaries.

What are the ​​benefits? 

The Township is growing and our assets are aging.  With these changes will come corresponding demands for increased environmental services.  A MSC provides:

  • Professional governance and management through skills-based boards of directors whose terms extend beyond the four-year term of elected officials
  • Increased debt financing flexibility by allowing the Township to separate environmental services investments from other infrastructure investments
  • Provides a vehicle for shared-service arrangements with other municipalities
  • Full cost recovery for water, wastewater and communal tile services, street lighting and stormwater management facilities
  • Ability to continue to deliver on the Environmental Services principles of safety, compliance, accountability, sustainability and continuous improvement

​MSC Process Comp​​leted to Date​

  • May 31/June 1, 2018 - Notice of Open House Meeting website updated, social media communication initiated
  • June 1, 2018 - Additional FAQs on website
  • June 8,2018 - Public comment form available on website
  • June 13, 2018 - Open House 5:30 pm (per Ontario Reg. 599​/06), Presentation, Q & A
  • July 18, 2018 - Council received a Corporate Staff Report and endorsed proceeding with the MSC 
  • Nov 18, 2018 - Council received a Corporate Staff Report and endorsed Board of Director Skills Criteria​
  • July 17, 2019- Council received a Corporate Staff Report and endorsed the Status Update​
  • August 18, 2021 - Municipal Services Corporation Asset Transfer Policy
  • December 14, 2022 & January 11, 2023 - MSC Board of Directors Appointed​
  • January 31, 2023 - Asset Transfer

​To assist residents understanding of this proposed new business model, please see the Frequently Asked Questions Page​.