Federal Government Announces Infrastructure for Eight Communities

The Federal government has announced an investment of $361,000 for eight communities. The money will be administered through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) under their Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP).

The Town of Milton is one of eight Ontario municipalities to receive funding. $50,000 will go to developing a corporate asset management plan. “These communities will undertake different activities to improve their asset management practices, resulting in data-driven decisions for their local infrastructure such as roads, bridges, parks, and water treatment plants,” Infrastructure and Communities Minister Catherine McKenna said.

The plan will include a core infrastructure assets including roads, bridges, culverts, traffic, and stormwater management). It will document all asset mandatory including cost, condition, and service level. “Local governments own and operate nearly two thirds of Canada’s core infrastructure, alongside vital services, and they’re working flat-out to support Canadians through the COVID-19 pandemic,” FCM President Bill Karsten said. The plan will include an assessment of future investments needed to improve, and repair infrastructure over its life cycle.

Milton MP van Koeverden Announces Agriculture Funding

Milton MP Adam van Koverden announced a $36,000 investment in local agriculture. He made the announcement late last month.

“Thank you for stepping up with local solutions to fight food insecurity here in Milton & across Canada,” he said in a Facebook post. Country Heritage Agricultural Society and and Community Living North Halton received the the funding as part of the local Food Infrastructure Fund.