One of those 405 was Madawaska Valley Township, who got $620,000 from the provincial government.

The funding will go to improving service delivery and efficiency.

“It means what we do and how we do it,” Love says when asked what service delivery and efficiency means. She adds that it’s still very fresh and new and that municipal staff will have to look into the fine print and see what the can and can’t spend the funding on.

One of the things she says the money could be potentially be used for is to improve out-of-date software used by municipal staff. She mentions that renovations to the municipal office could be in their plans in order to “make sure staff has the space that meets their needs.”

One of the things she says the money could be potentially be used for is to improve out-of-date software used by municipal staff. She mentions that renovations to the municipal office could be in their plans in order to “make sure staff has the space that meets their needs.”

“Taxpayers need their local government to deliver modern, efficient services that show respect for their hard-earned dollars,” says Steve Clark, the Province’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “This funding will help small and rural municipalities improve how they deliver services and reduce the ongoing costs of providing those services.”

Clerk Lianne Sauter says an announcement on funding coming to Bancroft will be made next week.

Written by Devon Jolander