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Plans, Policies & Studies

We have a variety of plans, policies and studies available to view and download. Some of these documents may be found elsewhere on our website, but this page serves as a repository for all plans, policies and studies.  

Asset management planning is the process of making the best possible decisions regarding the building, operating, maintaining, renewing, replacing and disposing of infrastructure assets. The objective is to maximize benefits, manage risks, and provide satisfactory levels of service to the public in a sustainable manner. Asset management requires a thorough understanding of the characteristics and condition of infrastructureassets, as well as the service levels expected from them.

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The Municipality of East Ferris has several boards and committees to ensure that there is appropriate consultation to assist Council in making informed decisions. Most committees (Advisory Committees and Ad Hoc Committees) are established to act in advisory role to Council although some are statutory in nature (Statutory Committees) and are established in accordance with legislation. Local Boards and Boards of Directors/Management of Local Agencies are established and governed by Provincial legislation. The purpose of this policy is to support the appointments to and the terms of reference for boards and committees that are established by Council or mandated by the Province.

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The objective of the Business Retention + Expansion Program was to gain a deeper understanding of the issues and priorities regarding businesses located in East Ferris.

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The purpose of the Corporate Communications Policy is to ensure that the municipality’s communications practices are consistent, appropriate, efficient, effective, timely, and meet the needs of the community. The Municipality of East Ferris recognizes the importance of having open and transparent communications with its citizens, businesses, and other stakeholders, and that each of them has different communication needs. This policy will serve as a guiding document to support corporate communications practices and make information more accessible in order to meet those needs.

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Community Improvement Plan 

A community improvement plan is a revitalization tool, used to achieve community planning, urban design and economic development objectives for a defined area. Numerous Ontario communities have successfully implemented Community Improvement Plans, which allows the ability to offer financial incentives to landowners and tenants, and to study and plan for capital projects and other municipal initiatives.

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Community Improvement Plan Application Process

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The Municipality of East Ferris continues to build on its economic foundation through the advancement of new projects and ideas that foster continued growth and development. Municipal staff are committed to providing services that assist with the establishment of new businesses and support the growth of existing businesses within the community, a priority that has been identified by Council.

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It is the goal of the Corporation of the Municipality of East Ferris to improve the quality of public administration and governance by encouraging high standards of conduct on the part of all government officials. In particular, the public is entitled to expect the highest standards of conduct from the members that it elects to local government. In turn, adherence to these standards will protect and maintain the Corporation of the Municipality of East Ferris’ reputation and integrity.

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The Economic Development Strategy and Facilities Master Plan has been a cooperative effort involving businesses, citizens, staff and Council.

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The Municipality of East Ferris is committed to developing and maintaining professional working relationships with the media to promote public awareness and understanding of initiatives, programs and services, issues facing the municipality, corporate policies and Council decisions.

The purpose of the Media Relations Policy is to ensure professionalism and consistency in how the municipality communicates and collaborates with the media to manage proactive and reactive media relations activities. This policy outlines who can interact with the media in an official capacity on behalf of the Municipality. The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and the Mayor lead official media relations activities on behalf of the municipality, but all Council members and departments have a role to play in building cooperative and mutually beneficial relationships between the Municipality and the media.

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A policy to govern the handling of municipal by-law complaints received by the Municipality and to ensure standardized, thorough, prompt, and courteous receipt, processing, investigation, and resolution thereof. This policy is intended to apply to both municipal by-laws and provincial statutes which the Municipality is responsible for enforcing. 

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To view the Official Plan for the Municipality of East Ferris, simply click on the link below. 

Official Plan- Ministry Approved 2016

Schedules to Official Plan - Ministry Approved 2016

The Social Media Policy establishes service standards, procedures and guidelines relating to social media networks used by the Municipality of East Ferris for the following purposes:

  • To provide accurate, timely and clear information about municipal services, programs, events and public safety to East Ferris residents, businesses, visitors and other stakeholders;
  • To increase accessibility to local government in order to encourage greater interest and participation in local affairs;
  • To promote greater transparency in government; and
  • To assist municipal departments and employee site moderators to implement best practices on a consistent basis across the Corporation, and mitigate risks relating to social media usage.

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Municipality of East Ferris Strategic Plan 2019-2022

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