New man­age­ment soft­ware for NG

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page - -- Steven War­bur­ton

North Glen­garry Town­ship is re­ceiv­ing $47,600 for a fa­cil­i­ties as­sess­ment and as­set man­age­ment soft­ware pro­ject, de­liv­ered through the Fed­er­a­tion of Cana­dian Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties’ Mu­nic­i­pal As­set Man­age­ment Pro­gram (MAMP).

The town­ship’s CAO, Sarah Huskin­son, has been look­ing for­ward to re­ceiv­ing this soft­ware since at least the sum­mer. She says that right now, the town­ship is track­ing all of its as­sets through spread­sheets. The new soft­ware will “al­low all man­agers to look af­ter their as­sets more ef­fi­ciently.”

Ms. Huskin­son says that the soft­ware won’t just al­low Pub­lic Works Di­rec­tor Ryan Mor­ton to keep track of his fleet or Com­mu­nity Ser­vices Di­rec­tor Anne Leduc to look af­ter the town­ship’s recre­ational as­sets, it should also al­low for bet­ter bud­get plan­ning.

“The soft­ware can track when re­pairs will be needed,” she says. “If you have to re­place some­thing big in a few years – like a roof, for ex­am­ple – the pro­gram can help us plan for that.”

Ms. Huskin­son used sim­i­lar soft­ware pro­grams at some of her pre­vi­ous jobs and said it made work more ef­fi­cient. She adds that hav­ing this soft­ware will help the town­ship ap­ply for grants in the fu­ture.

Cham­plain Town­ship re­ceived $50,000 un­der the same pro­gram.

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