POP: Asset Management Funding
Res #: POP 1-18M
Responses Received: No
Departments: Infrastructure Canada
WHEREAS asset management is a new policy concept being imposed on all municipalities across Canada;
WHEREAS an effective, useable asset management policy, strategy and full implementation of an asset management plan can cost a municipality thousands of dollars for things such as computer programs, engineering reviews of infrastructure and administration time, and will require significant funding by local governments, many of which are already struggling financially;
WHEREAS funding currently offered by the federal government has already being fully allocated on a first come basis, which has resulted in many municipalities not being able to benefit from the program;
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the federal government for more funding to ensure municipalities have the resources to properly implement an asset management plan that can used to its full potential by municipalities.