O'Connor Receiving Flood Damage Assistance
Ontario Funding Local Recovery Efforts
Ontario is providing financial support through the Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance program to help the Township of O'Connor with flood recovery efforts.
A heavy downpour caused flooding in O'Connor on June 25, 2016. The funds will help with clean-up and other recovery costs. Eligible costs under the program may be as much as $56,200.
The Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance program helps municipalities address extraordinary emergency response costs and damage to essential property or infrastructure like bridges, roads and public buildings, as a result of a natural disaster.
- The province delivers the Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance program, which provides funding to eligible municipalities using a sliding scale, cost-sharing formula.
- A municipality may be eligible under the program if its disaster-related costs reach a threshold of three per cent of its Own-Purpose Taxation levy.
- Own Purpose Taxation is the amount of tax a municipality is eligible to collect to fund its own budget, minus certain adjustments, and is intended as an indicator of financial capacity.
- The program came into effect on March 1, 2016, replacing the public component of the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program.
“I want to recognize the dedicated municipal staff in O’Connor, who were out inspecting and repairing roads and ditches immediately after last summer’s flood. We are pleased to provide financial support to help clean up the damage from this torrential rain.”