Asset Management Survey

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Northumberland County is continuing to strengthen our Asset Management Plan to support strategic, evidence-based decisions about investments in local infrastructure and ensure sustainable service delivery over the long-term.

Northumberland County is responsible for core assets across the County that have a value of approximately $373 million, including:

  • 503 kilometres of County roads
  • 48 bridges
  • 68 culverts that span greater than 3 metres
  • 19 retaining walls
  • Storm Sewers

Through a Dedicated Infrastructure Levy, introduced in 2016, Northumberland County has increased investments dedicated to maintaining this complex infrastructure. Despite these increasing investments, financing required to meet service level standards continues to outpace available funds.

This infrastructure deficit is a challenge common to municipalities across Ontario. An Eastern Ontario Warden’s Caucus research paper in 2012 revealed that “none of the three financing mechanisms (available to municipalities) for addressing infrastructure needs (debt, property taxes, or reserves) is a sustainable option” for closing this gap.

Well-planned and well-maintained infrastructure is critical to municipal service delivery and a thriving community. In order to ensure investments in local infrastructure are prioritized and managed in a financially sustainable manner, Northumberland County began developing a formal asset management system in 2015 and has been moving forward with phased implementation. This process is aligned with direction from the Province that all municipalities have a comprehensive asset management plan in place by July 1, 2024. Asset management planning helps municipalities make strategic, evidence-based decisions about infrastructure investments.

As part of this process, the County is seeking community input through a survey about current levels of service for core assets such as County roads, bridges, culverts, retaining walls and storm sewers along with expectations for future maintenance and renewal. This input will help us to determine how best to prioritize limited infrastructure funding to create a sustainable service delivery framework for County assets going forward.

The public engagement objective for the Asset Management Plan is to:

  • Gather input from residents on current levels of service for core assets

Join In the conversation

  • Complete our survey by November 6

Northumberland County is continuing to strengthen our Asset Management Plan to support strategic, evidence-based decisions about investments in local infrastructure and ensure sustainable service delivery over the long-term.

Northumberland County is responsible for core assets across the County that have a value of approximately $373 million, including:

  • 503 kilometres of County roads
  • 48 bridges
  • 68 culverts that span greater than 3 metres
  • 19 retaining walls
  • Storm Sewers

Through a Dedicated Infrastructure Levy, introduced in 2016, Northumberland County has increased investments dedicated to maintaining this complex infrastructure. Despite these increasing investments, financing required to meet service level standards continues to outpace available funds.

This infrastructure deficit is a challenge common to municipalities across Ontario. An Eastern Ontario Warden’s Caucus research paper in 2012 revealed that “none of the three financing mechanisms (available to municipalities) for addressing infrastructure needs (debt, property taxes, or reserves) is a sustainable option” for closing this gap.

Well-planned and well-maintained infrastructure is critical to municipal service delivery and a thriving community. In order to ensure investments in local infrastructure are prioritized and managed in a financially sustainable manner, Northumberland County began developing a formal asset management system in 2015 and has been moving forward with phased implementation. This process is aligned with direction from the Province that all municipalities have a comprehensive asset management plan in place by July 1, 2024. Asset management planning helps municipalities make strategic, evidence-based decisions about infrastructure investments.

As part of this process, the County is seeking community input through a survey about current levels of service for core assets such as County roads, bridges, culverts, retaining walls and storm sewers along with expectations for future maintenance and renewal. This input will help us to determine how best to prioritize limited infrastructure funding to create a sustainable service delivery framework for County assets going forward.

The public engagement objective for the Asset Management Plan is to:

  • Gather input from residents on current levels of service for core assets

Join In the conversation

  • Complete our survey by November 6
  • Information gathered through this survey will be used in the development of our long-term Asset Management Plan for core assets including roads, bridges, culverts over 3m, retaining walls and storm sewers. (Future versions of the plan will include all County-owned assets such as signs, traffic signals and safety devices). Please note that Northumberland County is not responsible for recreation centres, water or sanitary sewers. These assets are therefore not included in this survey. 

    From October 13 to November 3, Northumberland County is inviting residents to provide their input through this survey. We appreciate your time in completing the below questions.

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