Transition Plan, Inventory, and Agreements
With the passing of Ontario Regulation 687/21; “Transition Plans and Agreements for Programs and Services Under Section 21.1.2 of the Act” Conservation Authorities are required to develop and implement a Transition Plan outlining processes and timelines to ensure compliance and cost apportioning agreements (if applicable) are in place with their member municipalities as required by subsection 21.1.4 (1) of the Act.
The Conservation Sudbury Transition Plan sets out the process and timelines for the development and execution of memoranda of understanding and/or service agreements between Conservation Sudbury and its sole municipal partner, the City of Greater Sudbury.
The plan was approved at the December 16th, Conservation Sudbury General Board meeting and has been distributed to the City of Greater Sudbury and the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks.
Inventory of Programs and Services
The inventory lists all the programs and services that the Conservation Authority provides. The inventory includes estimates of the annual costs of services, the sources of funding for the program or service, and is categorized based on the following:
- Category 1 – Mandatory Programs and Services;
- Category 2 – Non Mandatory; and
- Category 3 – Other Programs and Services.
The above noted categories can be identified in Section 21 of the Conservation Authorities Act.
To be completed by January 1, 2024. The Consultation of Inventory and Cost Apportioning Agreements/Memoranda of Understanding fall under the second phase of the transition period. The Conservation Authority will consult with participating municipalities on the inventory of programs and services. The Conservation Authority will then take the necessary steps (if applicable) to enter into agreements/MOUs with municipalities for Category 2 and 3 programs and services where municipal funding will be required for non mandated programs and services.