Cen­tre­ville-Ware­ham-Trin­ity Mayor Chur­cence Rogers’ pro­posed res­o­lu­tion to change cost-shar­ing ra­tio for road­work on the table at Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties New­found­land and Labrador AGM:

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Cap­i­tal Fund­ing for Road­work, Town of Cen­tre­ville-Ware­ham-Trin­ity

a safe and ef­fec­tive road trans­porta­tion sys­tem is crit­i­cal to the eco­nomic suc­cess of mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties, es­pe­cially those in ru­ral or re­mote ar­eas; and,

the fi­nan­cial lim­i­ta­tions fac­ing many ru­ral mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties means that they do not have suf­fi­cient re­sources to in­vest in ex­pand­ing or re­new­ing their lo­cal roads; and, the cost of un­der­tak­ing this kind of con­struc­tion con­tin­ues to in­crease; and, the cost shar­ing for­mula for ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties has re­quired as lit­tle as 10 per cent of pro­ject cost from the mu­nic­i­pal­ity; and,

the pro­vin­cial mu­nic­i­pal cap­i­tal works cost shar­ing for­mula for road con­struc­tion re­quires a mu­nic­i­pal­ity, no mat­ter their size or ca­pac­ity, to con­trib­ute 50 per cent of the costs; and,

this cost shar­ing re­quire­ment is be­yond the means of many ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties; that Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties New­found­land and Labrador lobby the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment to work with the sec­tor on a roads fund­ing so­lu­tion that lessens the bur­den on ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties.

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