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Jan 2019 | January Issue

SELF-SUSTAINING MUNICIPALITIES: CONTRIBUTIONISM IN RURAL ONTARIO
RON HIGGINS, TOWNSHIP OF NORTH FRONTENAC

I just completed my first term of political office as Mayor of North Frontenac in Ontario Canada and I am gearing up for another four years. In the first three years of my time as Mayor, I was focusing on trying to obtain Federal and Provincial funds to help us support our infrastructure needs, operational requirements, and to direct funds towards economic development and other projects. To avoid high annual taxation rates, we require additional funds to promote economic development, maintain infrastructure, improve health care, provide transportation, sustain affordable housing, and support other necessary services.

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