The Village is honoured to have been awarded a 2018 Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Award for Sustainable Communities in the Asset Management Category for Salmo’s Asset Management Project.

FCM’s Sustainable Communities Awards celebrate the most innovative environmental initiatives in Canadian cities and communities of all sizes. Through these awards, FCM recognizes and celebrates sustainability leaders and trailblazers in municipalities across Canada in nine categories including: asset management, brownfields, climate change, energy, transportation, waste, water, and sustainable neighbourhood revitalization and design.

Selected as one of nine (9) Canada-wide winner’s, the Village of Salmo’s Asset Management plan addresses capital assets, such as roads, equipment, machinery, water and sewer systems, along with our community’s valuable natural assets, such as our wetlands and our aquifer.

Council is proud of the work done by staff to get this project off and running. The municipality’s asset management assessments and inventory help them deliver reliable services to residents and help them meet strategic planning goals. The information also allows the Village to budget for and maintain our current infrastructure, as well as to prepare for the future. Having a clear picture of the Village assets enables Council to prioritize funding for asset maintenance, and apply for grants for upgrades or new services as required.

The full article by the FCM can be read here: www.fcm.ca/scawardsassetmanagement