Com­mu­nity fund­ing, equal­iza­tion grants an­nounced

Sackville, Dorch­ester, Port El­gin to re­ceive com­bined to­tal of nearly $200,000

Sackville Tribune - - TANTRAMAR - SPE­CIAL TO THE TRI­BUNE- POST

Lo­cal gov­ern­ments and ser­vice dis­tricts will re­ceive more than $75 mil­lion in com­mu­nity fund­ing and equal­iza­tion grants from the provin­cial govern­ment in 2019, an in­crease of about $117,000 over last year.

“Our govern­ment un­der­stands this in­for­ma­tion is in­te­gral for lo­cal gov­ern­ments and lo­cal ser- vice dis­tricts to com­plete their bud­gets and be in a po­si­tion to de­liver es­sen­tial ser­vices to their res­i­dents,” said En­vi­ron­ment and Lo­cal Govern­ment Min­is­ter Jeff Carr. “Sta­ble fund­ing is fun­da­men­tal to cre­at­ing strong vi­able com­mu­ni­ties, and our govern­ment is com­mit­ted to work­ing with lo­cal gov­ern­ments to en­sure they can bal­ance their ser­vices and tax rates for the com­ing year.”

Lo­cal gov­ern­ments will have a core fund­ing com­po­nent of $13 mil­lion and an equal­iza­tion com­po­nent of about $53.2 mil­lion.

Lo­cal ser­vice dis­tricts will re­ceive core fund­ing of $2.6 mil­lion and a po­lice equal­iza­tion com- po­nent of $4.4 mil­lion.

The Town of Sackville will re­ceive $65,757; the Vil­lage of Dorch­ester will re­ceive $85,761; and the Vil­lage of Port El­gin will re­ceive a com­bined to­tal of $39,649.

The com­mu­nity fund­ing and equal­iza­tion grant for­mula also in­cludes a cal­cu­la­tion for polic­ing costs for com­mu­ni­ties served by the RCMP un­der the Provin­cial Po­lice Ser­vice Agree­ment.

The list of Com­mu­nity Fund­ing and Equal­iza­tion Grants for mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties and ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties, and the list of mu­nic­i­pal tax bases are avail­able on­line at: www2.gnb.ca/con­tent/dam/gnb/de­part­ments/lg-gl/pdf/taxTAXE/CFEG2019SFPC2019.PDF

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