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Budget

The Commission has no financial budget of its own, separate from that of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs. All costs, including Commission per diem remuneration, staff support, and operational costs, and administrative support, are borne by the Ministry.

The chart below provides details on the costs associated with supporting the Commission:

Chart
Expense
Type
2017-2018
Estimates
2016-2017
Estimates
2016-2017
Actuals
2015-2016
Actuals
Per diems $108,0000 $104,000 $109,877 $105,497
Members’ travel and
meeting expenses
$53,000 $48,000 $23,992 $34,332
Other
administration
$9,000 $6,822 $12,787 $12,788
Subtotal **$170,000 **$160,000 *$140,691 *$152,617
Full Time
Equivalents - numbers
1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6
Full Time
Equivalents - costs
(salary + benefits)
$150,000 $140,000 $138,225 $123,892
Total Expenses $320,000 $300,000 $278,916 $276,509

 

 *The operating expenses cover costs associated with monthly Commission meetings and subcommittee meetings; per diems for Commission members; and reimbursement for out-of-pocket travel expenses related to meetings, including hotel accommodations, meal allowances (to the Ministry maximum), parking and public transit.

**The number of subcommittee meetings is determined by the application rate. Member per diem compensation rates are established by the Management Board of Cabinet Agencies & Appointments Directive regarding part-time OIC appointed members. The expenditure estimates are based on typical application rates (using historical data and projecting forward) and member per diem compensation rates and other operating expenses noted above.

Revenues

Revenues in the form of application fees are received, deposited and accounted for as part of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs’ non-tax revenues.

The application fee for the Commission was increased from $950 as seen in the following fee schedule:

  • $ 5,000 per application, effective January 1, 2015;
  • $ 7,000 per application, effective January 1, 2016;
  • $ 9,000 per application, effective January 1, 2017; and
  • $11,000 per application, effective January 1, 2018.
Chart
Revenues 2017-2018
Estimates
2016-2017
Estimates
2016-2017
Actuals
2015-2016
Actuals
Application Fees $54,000 $70,000 $54,000 $21,300
Total Revenues $54,000 $70,000 $54,000 $21,300

 

Remuneration of Members

As part-time appointees, Commission members receive remuneration in the form of a per diem as established by Treasury Board/Management Board of Cabinet. This per diem ranges from $423 for members to $523 for the Vice-Chair and $667 for the Chair. Commission members are also reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses associated with attending Commission meetings in Toronto and elsewhere in the province, in accordance with Management Board of Cabinet’s Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expenses Directive. Costs associated with Commission activities, including operating costs and member per diems, form part of the overall budget of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs.

The Building Materials Evaluation Commission’s application rate and/or complexity of issues directly impact the budget requirement in support of Commission activities.