MP Maryam Monsef flanked by County Warden Joe Taylor and HBM Mayor Ron Gerow.
January 9, 2018
Havelock-Belmont-Methuen receives $187,114 in funding through Municipal Asset Management Program and Federal Gas Tax Fund
Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, Ontario —Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha and Minister of Status of Women, announced a total of $187,114 in funding for Havelock-Belmont-Methuen. This funding includes $49,600 from the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), and $137,514 through the 2017-18 federal Gas Tax Fund allocation.
MP Monsef acknowledged that residents of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen will see long-term benefits from the creation of a new asset management plan, through the MAMP funding. With asset management planning, the Township will be better able to identify aging infrastructure and prioritize investments; address the challenges of climate change specific to the region; and work towards new infrastructure opportunities that fit the needs identified by the community.
The Government of Canada recognizes the important leadership of municipalities, and this funding will help the Township identify areas for investment. With investments through the Municipal Asset Management Program and the federal Gas Tax Fund, communities like Havelock-Belmont-Methuen are taking important steps in building infrastructure that fits their needs.
“Our Federal Government is working closely with municipalities to ensure infrastructure fits the needs of the community. Through this investment of $187,114, residents of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen will be able to plan, build and maintain infrastructure that meets the needs of community members for generations to come.”
The Hon. Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha
“I’m proud of the leadership being demonstrated by municipalities across the country. Our local leaders are embarking on some of the most innovative solutions to address the impacts of climate change and reduce greenhouse gases. At the same time, they are taking steps to strengthen decision-making on infrastructure spending, which has a major impact on the day-to-day lives of their residents. Continuing to support this on-the-ground expertise is vital to building the Canada we want.”
Jenny Gerbasi, FCM President
“The Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen is grateful for the Funding under the Federal Gas Tax. This funding has allowed our Township to maximize road projects and cover costs for Asset Management policies and programs. The Township was thrilled to receive $49,600 towards our new Asset Management Plan, which will be a tool that the Township can use to manage its physical assets. The improved understanding of our programs gaps will allow us to prioritize work and investment on asset management in our municipality.”
Ron Gerow, Mayor of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen
- The Municipal Asset Management Program is a five-year, $50-million program designed to help Canadian municipalities strengthen infrastructure investment decisions based on sound asset management practices. MAMP is delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and funded by the Government of Canada.
- The Government of Canada endowed the FCM with $550 million to establish the Green Municipal Fund. An additional $125 million top-up was announced in Budget 2016. The Fund supports partnerships and leveraging of both public and private sector funding to reach higher standards of air, water and soil quality, and climate protection.
- The federal Gas Tax Fund is a permanent source of funding allocated twice a year; this funding allows municipalities to make strategic investments in local infrastructure priorities in 18 different project categories. Every year, the GTF provides over $2 billion and supports approximately 2,500 projects in communities across Canada.
- The Government of Canada recently launched the Smart Cities Challenge which encourages all Canadian communities to use data and connected technologies to solve pressing issues and improve the lives of their residents. This friendly competition will help bring big ideas to life, and find solutions that achieve real and positive outcomes for Canadians.
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