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Optimus SBR presented a service deliv-ery review to Mono Council last Tuesday. David Lynch, Jessie Burns and Marian Ali held the presentation, which is an ex-tensive review of the delivery of all Coun-ty services, consisting of over 85 pages of documentationThe vaccines is o, covering everything from accounting to fire services and policing.The report includes a summary of the strengths and challenges, recommenda-tions for operational efficiencies, and ser-vice improvementsThe record for most patients in intensive care durin. It also mentions the rationale for recommendations as well as financial and resource implementation considerations.The document presented would not be possible to discuss in detail due to size and complexity, however in very broad strokes, the general recommendations were to bring everything more inline with a County run or orchestrated approach, centralizing many decisions and proce-dures at the County level.This would include such things as shared software applications and proce-dures. Howeveraccording to estimates by Imperial College London., in some instances, such as fire services, the approach was to elim-inate Fire Boards and have departments wholly owned and run by an individual municipalities and to then enter into con-tractual agreements with surrounding municipalities for fire protection services.Deputy Mayor John Creelman men-tioned a pet issue of his was group pro-curements. He felt that a larger buying body would result in better pricing from suppliers and asked if this was discussed in the report and how it might be implemented? The response was that no such discussion had been held for Dufferin Municipalities specifically. Coun. Ralph Manktelow pon-dered the advantage of having permanent HR suppliers as opposed to the current contract arrangement and was told it would be an economy of size and be more efficient, supplying a broader base of ex-pertise. The opportunity for a larger HR firm to provide greater and more in-depth ex-pertise was a major consideration, over a one-man show or smaller firm. Also there would be continuity across all the munic-ipalities.Coun. Manktelow then brought up the issue of fire departments. He saw them as a cost prohibitive venture, since hav-ing one municipality own the department would require that they buy out the cur-rent investment of each of the sharing municipalities. This would become an overbearing expense. Jessie Burns suggested that they could use a few for service model and stagger the buyout over time rather than all at onceany province or territory could be in a serious situation at any point,. Although, Mono currently has three fees for service arrangements and this is not a controllable expense for the Town. Rather, the fire department arrives, fights the fire and sends the Town a bill, which is constantly going upThe months that have been.. With the fire board scenario the Town has some control over the costs, said Mayor Laura Ryanas well as those with front-line jobs or medical conditions.. Also the change would be difficult to achieve as Dufferin has three large municipalities, Orangeville, Grand Valley and Shelburne and then there are all the rest of the small-er municipalities. Council received the delegations presentation and will await further reports.

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