Kincardine wins AMO Gas Tax Award

August 15, 2017

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The Municipality of Kincardine has been recognized by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) for investing the federal Gas Tax Fund in a new leachate treatment facility.

Hon. Amarjeet Sohi (Minister of Infrastructure & Communities) Kincardine Municipality Mayor Anne Eadie and Lynn Dollin, AMO President

The AMO Gas Tax Award is given out each year to municipal governments that demonstrate excellence in the use of the federal Gas Tax Fund highlighting infrastructure projects that make a difference in  communities by addressing local needs and creating economic growth or achieving environmental outcomes.

The Municipality of Kincardine received the Award for investing more than $1.5 million from the federal Gas Tax Fund into its leachate treatment facility. Leachate can be harmful to the environment and must be disposed of properly. Before building the new facility, the Municipality was transporting leachate 750 km each week to an off-site location. Eliminating the need to transport leachate will save the community $250,000 per year.

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"The federal Gas Tax Fund gives municipalities like Kincardine the flexibility to invest in infrastructure projects that address local needs and contribute to a cleaner environment," said the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi.

AMO delivers the Fund to Ontario municipalities, except Toronto, twice a year, on a per capita basis and, in 2017, will administer over $620 million from the Fund.

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