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BMA Municipal Study

Sarnia participates in a comparative survey conducted by BMA Management Consulting Inc.,  that includes financial data from 108 Ontario municipalities.
The executive summary at the beginning of the 2018 BMA Study shows the City of Sarnia's results for:

  • Socio-Economic Factors
    • Population Statistics
    • Household Income
  • Financial Indicators
    • Sustainability, Vulnerability, Flexibility
  • Analysis of Net Municipal Levy Per Capita and Per Assessment
  • User Fees
  • Comparison of Tax Ratios
  • Taxes and Comparison of Relative Taxes
  • Comparison of Water and Sewer User Costs
  • 2018 Property Taxes and Water/Waste water Costs as a percentage of Income
  • Economic Development Programs

It is anticipated that the consolidation of the financial and economic indicators contained in the Municipal Study will achieve the following goals and objectives:

  • To help municipal decision makers in assessing market conditions
  • To understand the unique characteristics of each municipality
  • To understand the relationship between various controllable and uncontrollable factors in addressing a municipality’s competitive opportunities and challenges
  • To develop a database of material that can be updated in future years to assess progress and establish targets
  • To create awareness of the trends and the potential need to modify policies
  • To assist in aligning municipal decisions in property taxation with other economic development programs and initiatives
  • To assist municipalities in developing a long-term strategy for property taxation to achieve municipal competitive objectives in targeted property classes
  • To create a baseline source of information that will assist municipalities in addressing specific areas of concern and to gain a better understanding of how other municipalities have addressed similar concerns
  • To understand the impact of reassessment and growth
  • To identify areas that may require further review (e.g. service levels, user fees, service delivery)

To view the report, please click on the link below.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the report in its entirety, the cost is $50.00, and can be ordered by contacting the Finance Department at 519-332-0330 ext 3254 or by e-mail at finance@sarnia.ca.
If you would like the documents below in an alternate format, please contact the Accessibility Coordinator at 519-332-0330 extension 3307 or access@sarnia.ca

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This page was reviewed or revised on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 2:48 PM

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Sarnia, ON N7T 7N2
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