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COLLINGWOOD, THE PLACE TO PAY !
January 18, 2015Posted by on
MPMP is a performance 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.
We’ve been provided with some very interesting information with regards to Collingwood’s performance against its peers based on the 2011 survey results. While we constantly here about the costs to operate programs and facilities in Collingwood, the measure of efficiency is the true indicator of how we are doing with what we have.
Keep in mind this is BEFORE the new library and Central Park arena projects, which will decrease performance numbers even further with regards to efficiency.
Category Cost per person Median Difference
Indoor Recreation Facilities 75.36 52.60 22.76 more
Parks, Programs, Facilities 253.79 100.46 153.33 more
Library Services 68.48 35.79 32.69 more
Library Service per use 2.96 1.19 1.77 more
Library Uses per person 23 30 7 less
Indoor Recreational Sq ft (per 1000) 2931 4884 1953
- We pay almost $23 more per person for 40 % less indoor recreational space…YET WE BUILD ANOTHER ONE ANYWAYS
- We pay well more than double for our parks, programs and facilities than average
- We pay almost double for library services than average comparable town, we pay more than double for our per visit costs to the library and we have 40% less use of the library…the old library…YET WE BUILT A NEW ONE ANYWAYS !
This information is shockingly embarrassing for the Parks and Recreation Dept and Library people at the town level. Both programs are completely inefficient compared to similar communities in Ontario and yet projects like the new library and Central arena are pushed ahead with no consideration for how well they are being operated.