Monday, January 24, 2022

Prince Rupert among seven Northwest communities to see Federal funding for asset planning in 2022

A federal funding program worth over 1.6 million dollars is about to help a number of British Columbia municipal governments towards stronger asset management.

The program known as the Municipal Asset Management Program provides towards four areas of focus for municipalities when it comes to managing or planning for municipal assets.

Those four elements include:

Getting municipalities to use good asset management practices.
Supporting training and workshops in your community.
Helping you plan for and conduct data collection and analysis.
Gathering and sharing your knowledge and lessons learned.

The Federal funding is being facilitated through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

For Prince Rupert the funding will see 50,000 dollars directed towards the City's Asset Management Strategy Development.

Asset Management was identified in November of 2021 as one of the key recommendations for the City of Prince Rupert's Strategic Plan for 2022.

In September of last year, the City had posted an RFP to the BC Bid website seeking out expressions of interest towards achieving their objectives.

Elsewhere in the Northwest/Haida Gwaii the funding was distributed to communities as follows:

Village of Burns Lake -- $50,000
Asset Management Program Development in Burns Lake

Village of Granisle -- $50,000
Granisle's Operations, Maintenance and Inspection Resources Plan development

District of Houston -- $50,000
District of Houston Asset Management Program - Phase 2

Village of Masset -- $50,000
Village of Masset Asset Management Plan

District of Stewart -- $45,000
Asset Management Program Implementation

City of Terrace -- $24,000
Long Term Financial Modelling to Support Asset Management decisions

The full list for all of British Columbia for this distribution period is available here.  

More notes on municipal themes in Prince Rupert can be reviewed here.

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