Letter from Reeve Ketchum - (OPP Costs) The Township Needs YOUR HELP!
PDF Print E-mail

Township of The Archipelago


"The OPP is proposing a billing model that will increase the Township's police cost over ten times the present, from $110,000 to over $1.2 million. The result is an 11% tax rate increase or significant reductions to our already lean municipal services."

Reeve's Letter to Ratepayers (pdf 161 kb)

Draft Ratepayer Letter (pdf 59 kb)

Draft Ratepayer Letter (Word doc)

Please email the draft letter to:

Draft Ratepayer Letter

The Honourable Kathleen Wynne
Premier of Ontario
Email: premier@ontario.ca

The Honourable Yasir Naqvi
Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Email:  yasir.naqvi@ontario.ca

R. F. (Russ) Powers, President
Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) 
Email: amo@amo.on.ca

 c.c. (your MPP)
        MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka is
        Norm Miller norm.miller@pc.ola.org


Re: Unfair Proposed OPP Funding Model

Dear Premier Wynne and Minister Naqvi:

I wish to express my deep concerns regarding the Liberal government's proposed OPP funding model. As a resident of Ontario, I expect your government to deliver police services in a fair and equitable manner that is efficient and sustainable. But the model that you are proposing is fundamentally flawed. I firmly believe that no municipality should be required to pay for crime committed in any other municipality. As well, the proposed 73/27 fixed/variable formula excludes commercial/industrial development—always an attractor of crime. Finally, using households to allocate costs is completely inappropriate for a water-based community.

The cost impact to me and my rural municipality, The Township of The Archipelago, is inequitable and is totally unacceptable. I ask you to reconsider your proposed funding model.

I will expect your response via return email.


Resident and Taxpayer, Township of The Archipelago
Provincial Voter-[your riding]
c.c. [your MPP] 
        Norm Miller, MPP Parry Sound-Muskoka norm.miller@pc.ola.org



Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014 13:52
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 Next > End >>
Page 1 of 4