Wednesday, April 23, 2014

NOMA President Lukewarm To Latest Downloading Suggestion

The president of the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association doesn't think many municipalities will jump at the chance of taking over winter road maintenance of the province's highways.

It's an idea being floated by Transportation Minister Glenn Murray.

Dave Canfield says municipalities know all too well the impact of provincial downloading.

Canfield says money given by the province often diminishes, forcing local taxpayers to pick up the tab to maintain the service.