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Tools and Supports for Small Municipalities


Tools and Supports for Small Municipalities

Ministry of Infrastructure

Ontario's Government for the People is offering tools and supports to help the province's smallest municipalities to develop and improve their asset management plans. 

Under the Asset Management Planning for Municipal Infrastructure regulation (O.Reg 588/17), which came into effect on January 1, 2018, all 444 municipalities across the province must prepare asset management plans for their infrastructure, such as bridges, roads and water treatment plants. An asset management plan is a strategic document that describes the characteristics and condition of infrastructure assets, the current and proposed levels of service, and a lifecycle management and financial strategy.

Ultimately, asset management planning can help maximize the benefits provided by infrastructure and stretch capital dollars by informing strategically-sound spending decisions.

One of the initiatives, known as AMP It Up 2.0, will provide expert, in-person assistance - up to 40 hours in some cases - from professionals who will offer tailored advice on municipal asset management plans and data collection processes. This assistance is being provided in response to requests from municipalities, some of which are looking for help to meet the new regulatory requirements.

Municipalities participating in the first phase

Addington Highlands, Township of

Admaston/Bromley, Township of

Algonquin Highlands, Township of

Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh, Township of

Assiginack, Township of

Brooke-Alvinston, Municipality of

Brudenell, Lyndoch & Raglan, Township of

Burk's Falls, Village of

Carling, Township of

Casey, Township of

Chamberlain, Township of

Charlton and Dack, Municipality of

Conmee, Township of

Dawson, Township of

Dorion, Township of

Dubreuilville, Township of

Dutton/Dunwich, Municipality of

East Hawkesbury, Township of

Enniskillen, Township of

Gore Bay, Town of

Harley, Township of

Hilton, Township of

Hornepayne, Township of

Horton, Township of

Howick, Township of

Hudson, Township of

Ignace, Township of

Kerns, Township of

Killarney, Municipality of

Lake of Bays, Township of

Lake of The Woods, Township of

Larder Lake, Township of

Macdonald, Meredith & Aberdeen Additional, Township of

Madawaska Valley, Township of

Markstay-Warren, Municipality of

Marmora and Lake, Municipality of

Mattice-Val Cote, Township of

McDougall, Municipality of

Montague, Township of

Newbury, Village of

Nipissing, Township of

North Frontenac, Township of

Northeastern Manitoulin & The Islands, Town of

Northern Bruce Peninsula, Municipality of

O'Connor, Township of

Red Lake, Municipality of

Southgate, Township of

South Huron, Municipality of

Southwold, The Township of

Stirling-Rawdon, Township of

Strong, Township of

Tehkummah, Township of

Temagami, Municipality of

The North Shore, Township of

Warwick, Township of

West Elgin, Municipality of

White River, Township of

Whitestone, Municipality of

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