The City of Timmins will be reaping some benefits from a new funding change in the Cochrane Districts Social Services Administrative Board.

After more than a year of lobbying, DSSAB has voted in favour of changing the funding model. Mayor Steve Black says this means the communities within DSSAB will be paying for the services they receive.

Black says it’s a relief to be done this process.  He adds that this will give Timmins $1.1-million in savings going forward.