City re­ceives FCMP grants for in­fra­struc­ture

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - Brooks - CON­TRIB­UTED

The City of Brooks is ex­cited to an­nounce that the Fed­er­a­tion of Cana­dian Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties (FCM) has ap­proved fund­ing for potable wa­ter, waste­water and trans­porta­tion in­fra­struc­ture mas­ter plans in the amount of $50,000. This project al­lows the City to as­sess the con­di­tion of ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture sys­tems and cre­ate a plan for the most ef­fi­cient way to main­tain, re­pair or re­place City in­fra­struc­ture.

The fund­ing was ap­proved through the Mu­nic­i­pal As­set Man­age­ment Pro­gram (MAMP) which is de­signed to help Cana­dian mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties strengthen in­fra­struc­ture in­vest­ment de­ci­sions based on sound as­set man­age­ment prac­tices. MAMP is a fiveyear, $50-mil­lion pro­gram, de­liv­ered by FCM and funded by the Gov­ern­ment of Canada.

The up­dated plans funded by the grant will pro­vide the City with rec­om­mended fu­ture up­grades, re­pairs and re­quired main­te­nance to ex­tend the life of the City’s in­fra­struc­ture and have a full look at the con­di­tion of cur­rent in­fra­struc­ture. These con­di­tion as­sess­ments and cap­i­tal rec­om­men­da­tions will be used to de­velop the As­set Man­age­ment Plan, which will help the City ef­fec­tively main­tain and re­pair the cur­rent sys­tems within the al­lot­ted bud­get.

“The City of Brooks is de­ter­mined to use pub­lic funds ef­fi­ciently and these In­fra­struc­ture Mas­ter Plans and our As­set Man­age­ment Plan will as­sist the City in at­tain­ing that ef­fi­ciency,” says Joe Thomas, Man­ager of Plan­ning and En­gi­neer­ing Ser­vices.

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