OTTAWA — The federal government is investing $191,275 in four Alberta communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) to support stronger asset management practices.
The funding will be delivered through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities on behalf of the federal government and “aims to strengthen infrastructure investment decisions based on reliable data and sound asset management practices through asset management training, funding and information sharing,” a government release stated.
“These investments are providing municipalities in Alberta with the tools and training they need to plan, build and maintain their roads, water systems, buildings and other key infrastructure for years to come. The COVID-19 health crisis has reinforced the importance of effective and modern infrastructure that support safe, sustainable and healthy communities,” federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna said in a statement.
Leduc County will receive $50,000 supporting development of an asset management governance framework, a resource plan and a plan template as well as assisting with a condition assessment framework and staff training.
The Town of Bon Accord will receive $47,600 and Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66 will receive $45,675 so each can develop an asset management policy and plan for their road, water and sewer networks and municipal buildings.
Funding for the County of Two Hills No. 21 will support team leaders and staff to develop an asset management policy to identify asset needs, assess the condition of those assets and incorporate the data into operational and capital plans.