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Northumberland-Peterborough South receives nearly $6M in Ontario infrastructure funding

Northumberland-Peterborough South will receive more than $5.9 million to assist infrastructure projects. File / Global News

Nearly $6 million in Ontario infrastructure funding will be provided to the riding of Northumberland-Peterborough South, the area’s MPP announced Tuesday.

According to MPP David Piccini, his riding will receive $5,988,766 in funding through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) to support municipal projects such as road and bridge repairs and building, water and wastewater infrastructure.

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“By providing municipalities with the stable, ongoing and flexible funding they need to address local priorities, we are helping strengthen our communities,” stated Piccini. “More importantly, these projects will lay the foundation for a strong economic recovery as it will create jobs, stimulate economic growth, attract investment, and make our community a better place to live and grow.”

The funding will be allocated to the following municipalities:

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  • Municipality of Clarington — $1,882,464
  • Municipality of Port Hope — $717,981
  • Municipality of Trent Hills — $639,966
  • Town of Cobourg —  $638,141
  • County of Northumberland — $751,217.00
  • Municipality of Brighton — $372,906
  • Township of Alnwick-Haldimand — $335,356
  • Township of Hamilton — $308,268
  • Township of Asphodel-Norwood — $171,313
  • Township of Cramahe — $92,771
  • Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan — $78,383

“We appreciate this investment from the province in the maintenance and renewal of key local infrastructure,” stated Northumberland County Warden Bob Crate. “The stable, flexible funding available through OCIF is vital to the long-term health and sustainable growth of the small and rural communities of Northumberland County.”

Asphodel-Norwood Mayor Rodger Bonneau echoed the sentiment.

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“The Township of Asphodel-Norwood appreciates the recognition that predictable formula based funding is crucial to long-term financial planning and consistent asset replacement,” he said. “This type of ongoing investment will allow rural municipalities to continue to provide an acceptable level of service for years to come.”

Otonabee-South Monaghan Mayor Joe Taylor says the $78,383 will assist in the reconstruction of the 8.1-kilometre Drummond Line, the largest capital works project in 2021 estimated to cost more than $800,000.

“On behalf of our council and residents, I sincerely thank MPP David Piccini and the Government of Ontario for their support,” he said.

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