Municipal and Northern Relations Minister Ian Bushie announced this week that the Manitoba government will be investing up to $1.46 million for nine projects prioritized from the third intake of applications under the Municipal Service Delivery Improvement Program.

The Rural Municipality of Brokenhead and Town of Beausejour have been approved for a shared services review.

Three approved projects are located in the Red River Valley:

  • Town of Altona – public works transportation, landfill and public utilities services review.
  • Municipality of Emerson-Franklin – regional planning district evaluation (Mid Canada Trade Corridor);
  • RM of Montcalm – recreation district processes, budgeting, expenses and structure review;

According to a news release issued by the Province, service delivery reviews are an important part of the process municipalities use to ensure funding is used efficiently and effectively by identifying cost savings and streamlining operations. This allows municipalities to offer improved services without having to raise taxes or reduce front-line services, the minister noted.

“Municipal governments provide critical programs and services that meet their communities’ needs, and our government is committed to partnering with them to make life better for Manitobans across the province,” said Bushie.


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