New management software for NG
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.