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									Integrated Community
   Sustainability Plans
 Local planning that reflects local
Gas Tax Agreement:
The basics
 Canada will transfer
  $37.5 million over the   Fiscal Year    Canada’s
  next five years and                    Contribution
  $15 million annually
                              2005          $4.5 M
                              2006          $4.5 M
 Each community has          2007           $6 M
  a separate allocation       2008          $7.5 M
  out of that fund.           2009          $15 M
                              Total        $37.5 M
Gas Tax Agreement:
The basics
 The bulk of the funding will go to municipalities
  and First Nations.
 Yukon will retain 7% for spending in
  unincorporated areas.
 Fiscal Year    Canada’s      AYC allocation   First Nation     Yukon
               contribution                     allocation    allocation
 2005-2006       $4.5 M          $3.06 M        $1.125 M      $0.315 M
 2006-2007       $4.5 M          $3.06 M        $1.125 M      $0.315 M
 2007-2008        $6 M           $4.08 M         $1. 5 M      $0.420 M
 2008-2009       $7.5 M          $5.1 M         $1.875 M      $0.525 M
 2009-2010        $15 M          $10.2 M         $3.75 M       $1.05 M
    Total        $37.5 M         $25.5 M        $9.375 M      $2.625 M
Gas Tax Agreement:
The basics (con’t)
 To maximize funds,
  governments with
  populations are      Municipalities           First Nations
  encouraged to pool
  funds for larger
Gas Tax Agreement:
The basics (con’t)

GTA funds can only be spent on specific
 Eligible Projects:
   Public Transit
   Water (eg. supply, treatment, distribution)
   Wastewater (eg. sewer systems)
   Solid Waste (eg. landfills, recycling facilities)
   Community Energy Systems (innovative heating/cooling systems)
   Active Transportion (eg. bike lanes, local roads, bridges)
   Building system improvements that promote significant energy efficiency
    improvements and/or utility.
   Limited capacity building initiatives tied to specific GTA eligible projects.
Gas Tax Agreement:
Two Funds for Two Purposes
Planning and Capacity       Community Works Fund
  Building Fund              Equal to the remainder of
 Equal to up to 5% of a      the community’s
  community’s allocation;     allocation;
 Available immediately;     To be used for projects
  and                         identified in the ICSP
 To be used to develop       priority list; and
  Integrated Community       Funding governed by
  Sustainability Plans.       Contribution Agreement
                              between community and
Gas Tax Agreement:
The basics (con’t)
Funds will be released to communities
 with strict reporting requirements, so that
 Canada can track GTA spending.
Yukon will coordinate reporting and
 administration of fund at no cost to other
The actual transfer of funds for eligible
 projects will be handled through
 contributions agreements with Yukon.
Gas Tax Agreement:
Two Committees for Two Roles
Oversight Committee            Review Committee
 Made up of Canada,            Made up of Yukon (as
  Yukon, CYFN and AYC;           chair), CYFN and AYC;
 Primary focus on dispute      Will review ICSPs;
  resolution; and               Will review and approve
 Will identify issues to be     priority projects;
  addressed in next five-       Will track Contribution
  year installment of GTA.       Agreements; and
                                Will provide general
                                 oversight of day-to-day
Gas Tax Agreement:
The basics (con’t)

To access its allocation, a community or
 government must complete an Integrated
 Community Sustainability Plan.
These plans are required across Canada
 as a part of all Gas Tax Agreements.
Yukon, AYC and CYFN have been
 working together to develop a template for
 all communities to use.
  Integrated Community Sustainability
             Plans (ICSP)
The plans are defined in the agreement
  long-term plans, developed in consultation with
   community members, that provide direction for
   the community to realize sustainability
   objectives for the environmental, cultural, social
   and economic dimensions of its identity.
   Integrated Community Sustainability
              Plans (ICSP)
 These plans are built around four pillars:


          Holistic       ICSP         Clear

   Integrated Community Sustainability
              Plans (ICSP)
ICSPs are similar to Official Community
 Plans or long-term Capital Plans.
They provide basic guidelines on how to
 go about developing a plan and include
 assessment tools to help determine future
All plans must identify priority projects
 which will be funded through GTA funds.
        Sustainability Principles

Each community is encouraged to develop
 locally appropriate guiding principles
The template includes five principles that
 will need to be captured, in some way, in
 each community’s locally developed
The template principles can be adopted,
 wholesale, if the community chooses.
         Sustainability Principles:
               Template Guidelines
 A self-reliant community capable of maintaining its
  population and maintaining infrastructure through
  local funding.
 Infrastructure that respects and enhances the
  community’s cultural identity.
 Infrastructure development that preserves and
  enhances bio-diversity and our natural environment.
 Public infrastructure that meets basic needs, while
  generating economic opportunities.
 Consider the effects of infrastructure development
  on other communities, and where possible, include
  other affected populations in planning process.
         Aim Higher on ICSPs

The template sets out minimum
 requirements for consultation, community
 inventory assessments and cooperative
 efforts between governments.
Sustainability planning works better when
 communities reach beyond the minimum
           ICSP: The Process
Plan Development Requirements
 Develop the plan through a public
   consultation process;
 Demonstrate that cooperative efforts
   have been made between governments;
 The plan must identify and justify priority
 The plan must be long-term; and,
 The plan must address the sustainability
   principles as set out in this template.
              ICSP Consultations:
              Minimum requirements
   Hold at least three public meetings, all three of
    which can be regular meetings of the organization.
   Advertise the public meetings;
   Make the draft and final plan publicly available;
   Provide at least two methods for public input;
   Share all comments and submissions, as a part of
    the public review process (while protecting
    privacy); and,
   Must approve plan at a regular or special meeting
    where the public is able to attend.
             ICSP: The Process
Plan Approval Process
 Approval of the plan at a regular or special meeting;
 The plan submitted to the Review Committee;
 Committee reviews plan and either approves or
  rejects it;
 If approved, project funds under the Community
  Works Fund become available;
 If not approved, the Committee is required to supply
  clear direction on how to improve the plan and make
  it acceptable; and,
 The community or government has 60 days to return
  to the committee with a revised plan.
ICSPs and Existing Documents

Many communities have up-to-date Official
 Community Plans, long-term capital plans
 or other planning tools.
Those documents CAN be used to help fill
 out the new template.
Existing plans CANNOT replace ICSPs.
The existing documents are referenced
 and attached as part of submitted plan.
New Opportunities/New Challenges

        Municipalities       First Nations

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