Municipal Utility Rates and Franchise Fees

By Tim Duhamel, Ryan Musch

Non-tax supported revenues are important funding sources for municipalities.  This webinar will cover the basics of utility regulations, as well as the franchise fee methodology.

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Course Content

  1. Utility rate legislation, regulations, and methodology
  2. Utility rate bylaw explained – improve your utility rate bylaw and ensure it covers the necessary requirements
  3. Utility rate math explained – utility rate modelling – capital planning and utility rates – the fundamental methodology and calculations involved in the development of the utility rate
  4. Franchise fee basics – methodology, process, implementation
  5. Using franchise fees as a revenue tool – how franchise fees can be used to diversify the municipal revenue base
  6. Communicating utility rates and franchise fees to Council and the public

Course Info


Price:$175.00

PD Credits: 1.5

Category: Technical

Updated: Oct 7, 2020

Duration: 1:48:08


Course Synopsis

Municipal Utility Rates and Franchise Fees

About the Author

Tim Duhamel is the founder and President of Bloom Centre of

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Ryan Musch is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and

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Course Description

Having a clear and effective utility rate bylaw is a critical requirement for municipalities in charge of a utility.  Learn about utility rate legislation, regulations and methodology, utility rate bylaw, and utility rate math (utility rate modelling – capital planning and utility rates).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the fundamentals of utilities service delivery, and how utilities work in the municipal environment

  • How to improve your utility rate bylaw and ensure it covers the necessary requirements

  • Learn the fundamental methodology and calculations involved in the development of the utility rate – examples and templates provided

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Who Should Attend?

A unique professional development experience that has benefit for all municipal staff, including small, medium and large municipalities!

The webinar focus is on the professional development needs of any municipal financial professional and senior executive.

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