The Village of Standard has been awarded a federal grant that should help community leaders get a better handle on keeping their infrastructure up to date.
The Municipal Asset Management Program is administered through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), for which Kate Fleming is Project Director.

"Sixty per cent of Canada's public infrastructure is actually owned and managed by municipalities," she informed Drum FM. "This funding is to help them get a handle on what they have, what condition it's in and to help those municipalities make prioritized decisions about where to invest limited resources."

"A community like the Village of Standard has four or five people at the most running the town, yet, we have to continue to provide services," she noted. "Your council has to make hard decisions about where they invest the money that's going to get the best returns."

Standard gets $49,600 to update its management asset plan for 2018.

"This five year program with FCM was really designed with the small municipalities in mind," Fleming emphasized. "Of the funds that we've invested so far, more than 80 per cent of our funding has gone to municipalities with populations smaller than 15,000 people and over 50 per cent to communities with fewer than 5,000 people in them."

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