All Ontario municipalities are required to report efficiency and effectiveness measures for services provided by their municipality.
Lake Kamaniskeg is split between 2 municipalities Hastings Highlands and Madawaska Valley.
The summary spreadsheet and the charts have been prepared using data from the Municipal Performance Measurement Program as well as the 2006 Canada Census.
Municipal Performance Measurement Program
To see full financial reports and performance measurements for most Ontario municipalities, visit: http://csconramp.mah.gov.on.ca/fir/Welcome.htm
The Municipal Performance Measurement Program (MPMP) is measurement and reporting system that promotes local government transparency and accountability. It also provides municipalities with useful data to make informed municipal service level decisions while optimizing available resources.
Twelve service areas are included in the 2008 program:
- drinking water
- fire services
- land use planning
- local government
- parks and recreation
- solid waste
- storm water
- transit and wastewater
Municipalities are required to report MPMP results to the province through the Financial Information Return by May 31st following each reporting year. Municipalities must also publish results for local taxpayers by September 30th using a format of their own choosing.
Insight into other municipalities
BMA Management Consulting produces an interesting report containing data from 81 municipalities in Ontario. Most are larger and more densely populated than both Madawaska Valley and Hastings Highlands however it does provide some interesting insight.