Council Projects and Priorities

 
Vision Statement: The Municipality of French River is recognized as a unified, self-sufficient and sustainable rural Northern Ontario community. In partnership with its citizens and partners; it is continually embracing change in realizing its full economic, social, and environmental potential.
 
Mission Statement: Municipality of French River, in practicing deliberate democracy, will recognize inclusiveness and diversity while protecting its historical and natural heritage. All citizens and partners will be recognized for their contribution in the Municipality’s quest to continually improve upon the manner in which the corporation meets and delivers essential services and the needs of the community.
 

Operational Review

The Municipality of French River retained the services of KPMG LLP in February 2016, to undertake an Operational Review. The intended objectives were:

  • To provide an overview and evaluation of the Municipality's operations, staffing and service levels;
  • To objectively evaluate the Municipality's operating effectiveness and efficiency, using consultations with staff, comparative analysis and process mapping; and
  • To identify potential opportunities for Council's consideration for changes that will maintain adequate service levels while allowing for the achievement of long-term sustainability for the Municipality.

On September 14th, 2016, Council received an interim progress report by KPMG. The Power Point presentation is available here. 

The Final Report presented March 2, 2017 outlines the results of the analysis, which provides for 12 potential Opportunities for Council’s consideration.

The considerations for the implementation of the Opportunities and their prioritization are reported to Council on a monthly basis or as necessary, additional information on the items are available within the Council Agenda Packages and Minutes or by contacting Management.
 
Shared Services Review
 
The Municipalities of Sudbury East (French River, Markstay-Warren, Killarney and St.-Charles) retained the services of KPMG LLP to provide objective evaluation of the operations, staffing and equipment level and service offerings currently provided by each municipality, with the view of identifying potential opportunities to share services intended to increase operating effectiveness and efficiency while reducing operating costs.
 
On March 23, 2017, the Sudbury East Municipalities Association (SEMA) received the Final Report and Council adopted it on April 5, 2017.
 
The considerations for the implementation of the Opportunities and their prioritization are reported to Council on a monthly basis or as necessary, additional information on the items are available within the Council Agenda Packages and Minutes or by contacting Management.