All Island municipalities, with exception of Central, see decrease in Services Board weighted assessments

MANITOULIN—At the February meeting of the Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board (DSB), board members received the revised numbers for the total municipal 2015 apportionment.

Each year, the DSB sends out bills based on assessment to each member municipality for their share of the services of land ambulance (EMS), social housing, Ontario Works and child care. On Manitoulin, the apportionment for municipalities is as follows: Assiginack, $215,435 EMS, $74,132 social housing, $39,548 Ontario Works and $22,724 child care (3.374 percent of apportionment); Gordon and Barrie Island, $157,897 EMS, $54,333 social housing, $28,986 Ontario Works, $16,654 child care (2.473 percent of apportionment); Cockburn Island, $12,385 EMS, $4,262 social housing, $2,274 Ontario Works, $1,306 child care (0.194 percent of municipal apportionment); Billings, $209,761 EMS, $72,180 social housing, $38,507 Ontario Works, $22,125 child care (3.285 percent of apportionment); Central Manitoulin, $457,562 EMS, $157,449 social housing, $83,997 Ontario Works, $48,262 child care (7.166 percent of apportionment); Burpee/Mills, $83,505 EMS, $28,734 social housing, $15,329 Ontario Works, $8,808 child care (1.308 percent of apportionment); Tehkummah, $85,796 EMS, $29,523 social housing, $15,750 Ontario Works, $9,050 child care (1.344 percent of apportionment); Northeast Town, $675,169 EMS, $232,328 social housing, $123,944 Ontario Works, $71,215 child care (10.573 percent of apportionment); and Gore Bay, $90,320 EMS, $31,079 social housing, Ontario Works $16,580, $9,527 child care (1.414 percent of apportionment). Only Central Manitoulin has seen an increase in its weighted assessment, by 0.02 percent.