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Interesting doc - thanks. I see Essa Township gets $4.3Mn and assume the vast majority of that is for Base Borden. I would seem, on the basis of the statements in the webpage, that the Township should be plowing all the internal roads (and parking lots? It's all one 'tenant'), fixing streetlights, provide fire service, police service, and on and on. I doubt that is happening but, as you say, there may be individual terms.This is fascinating and I’ve never seen it before.
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It would appear on the surface to change lots of the dynamic, it would be that communities aren’t used to providing the service but are required to- at first blush anyways. Specifically the section that speaks to access to services, I’d have to see how that is defined,
I wonder if that’s is spelled out in each municipalities agreement,
Municipalities might argue the 'equitable' part. A local municipality has a provincial correctional facility and the government previously funded a dedicated crime unit for the local detachment - until they unilaterally decided not to, saying the provincial in-lieu payments covered it. Now it looks like any calls to the jail will be queued in with all other town calls and be responded to by patrol staff.