Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan

The City of Temiskaming Shores joined the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Partners for Climate Protection program in 2018 to assist in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. As the City is a major emitter of greenhouse gasses through its operations of motor vehicles, operations of various buildings and provider of various services to the public it should be a part of the solution to climate change. Further, a reduction in the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted directly benefits the city by reducing the cost of utilities and fuel.

As part of the program, the City is to work through five milestones over a 10-year period.

  • Milestone 1: Create a Baseline Emissions Inventory and Forecast
  • Milestone 2: Set Emissions Reduction Targets
  • Milestone 3: Develop a Local Action Plan
  • Milestone 4: Implement the Local Action Plan
  • Milestone 5: Monitor Progress and Report Results

The City commissioned VIP Energy Services to create a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan which would complete milestones one, two and three of the program.

The City is welcoming comments from the public from November 4, 2020 until December 4, 2020.  Comments will be summarized in a report to council at the December 15, 2020 Regular Meeting of Council. 

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan 

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Energy Management Plan

The Ministry of Energy has passed a regulation under the Green Energy Act, 2009, that requires Ontario's public agencies to demonstrate the leadership role government plays in energy conservation. The regulation provides the Ontario government and public agencies with valuable information on how energy is used within each sector, allowing organizations to benchmark their facilities to similar facilities. 

The Green Energy Act Regulation 397/11, requires public agencies to prepare and publish the following documents:

  1. Annual reports on the energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the operation of specific City facilities; and
  2. A report outlining plans for the identification and implementation of energy conservation and demand management projects throughout City facilities. The first report was released in July 2014 and will be updated every five years thereafter.

Annual Reports

Asset Management Policy

On December 17, 2017, the Province of Ontario approved Ontario Regulation 588/17, being a regulation dealing with Asset Management Planning for Municipal Infrastructure, enacted under the Infrastructure for Jobs and Prosperity Act, 2015 setting out new requirements for undertaking asset management planning. Phase-in timelines have been provided in O. Reg. 588/17, for the preparation of new Asset Management Plans.

Based on the requirements of the new Regulation, July 1st, 2019 was established as the timeline for all municipal governments to have a finalized an initial strategic asset management policy, approved by Council, and posted for Public viewing. Section 3 of the Regulation sets out 12 matters that the policy must include and the policy must be reviewed every 5 years.

On January 15th, 2019 Council received Administrative Report PW-001-2019 (Attachment 02), outlining the requirements of Ontario Regulation 588/17, and re-committed to asset management and directed Staff to initiate the development of an updated Strategic Asset Management Policy (Policy) that would comply with the requirements of the regulation.

On April 16th, 2019 Council received a copy of the “Draft” Asset Management Policy for first and second reading of By-law 2019-063, being a By-law too adopt an Asset Management Policy for the city of Temiskaming Shores and directed staff to circulate the policy for comments. On May 21st, 2019, the by-law was given third and final reading and can be reviewed here.

Asset Management Plan

Municipalities own and manage a substantial asset inventory, from roads, bridges, sewers, and water mains, to land and facilities (e.g. arenas, fire stations, administrative buildings), to vehicles and equipment (e.g. trucks, plows).  

 
The City has prepared an  Asset Management Plan to provide a comprehensive reference for renewing, operating, maintaining, building, replacing and disposing of City's Assets. It is a planning tool that will allow assets to be prioritized and to help ensure that investments are made at the right time to minimize future repair and rehabilitation costs. 
 
The plan is based on the guidelines provided in the Province of Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure's Building Together Guide for Municipal Asset Management Plans. The Plan is based on currently available data and information on the core services of the City. The plan is a living document and will require continuous updates and improvements over time with the City's ongoing data collection programs.