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2016 Annual Summary

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Oxford County Public Health & Emergency Services has managed the on-site sewage system approval for Oxford County for over 50 years.

As the principal authority, Oxford County Public Health & Emergency Services is required to prepare an annual report that contains information regarding any fees authorized under clause 7(1)(c) of the Building Code Act, along with the costs of administering and enforcing the Act.  

The on-site sewage systems program operates on a fee for service model. Under the Ontario Building Code Act, the total amount of the fees authorized must not exceed the anticipated costs to enforce the Act. Profits from the program must be placed in a reserve fund for future years. It is expected that the on-site sewage systems program be financially self-sustaining.

Below is a summary of the 2017 financial statement of on-site sewage systems activities, including issuance of permits and collection of fees, as required under section 7.(4) of the Building Code Act.

2016 Financial Reporting

2017

2017

 

Budget

Actual

Mortgage/file search

(9,000)

(5,575)

Planning review fees

(1,800)

(2,800)

Septic system fees

(80,000)

(83,681.29)

Service recovery fees

(15,701)

(5,200)

Salaries

75,368

69,199.95

Benefits

22,758

18,654.53

Meeting costs

250

650.98

Licences

1,300

1,090

Advertising/marketing/promo

2,000

609.78

Membership/dues/subscriptions

325 249.31

Training/Seminars/Conference

2,000 559.60

Supplies/program expenses

2,500 5,754.97

Total

--

(12,464.26)

Surplus - more revenue
than expenses

 

Below is the 2017 annual summary of Ontario Building Code Part 8 (sewage systems) activities delivered by Oxford County Public Health & Emergency Services. 

Activity

2017

Septic permit applications processed

105

Performance level review applications processed

14

Change of use applications processed

1

‘Tank’ applications processed

7

File searches performed (not “rush”)

106

“Rushed” file searches performed

22

Land use applications reviewed

164