Helping Emerson-Franklin build a solid foundation for sustainable asset management.
The Municipality of Emerson-Franklin did not possess any formal asset management documents or programs. Much of their asset information was scattered through a variety of departments, systems, and documents.
Senior Management and Council identified the benefits that asset management would deliver and that learning to be more proactive on asset planning, rather than reactive would benefit the municipality in the long term.
After learning about Emerson-Franklin, we identified that centralizing asset data, implementing guiding documents, and training municipal staff on asset management best practices, will help build a solid foundation for future asset management activities.
Connecting & Simplifying Emerson-Franklin’s Municipal Information
02. Centralized Asset Database
MuniSight collected and compiled existing asset information from multiple sources and formats into one location. Staff are now able to access and manage asset data in a centralized user-friendly system.
03. Asset Management Training
Emerson-Franklin staff attended asset management workshops in order to gain a solid understanding of asset management. Having a common understanding amongst the staff will help with asset management buy in implementation and management.
The Ongoing Journey
Centralized Database and Framework
Through implementing a centralized database and framework, Emerson-Franklin is now able to track asset management activity and use this data to make informed decisions on next steps.
Additionally, MuniSight developed a formal Asset Management Policy, Strategy, and Plan which enables Emerson-Franklin to forecast asset management priorities on current assets within the municipality.
Asset Management Readiness Scale
The Asset Management Readiness Scale is a tool that allows municipalities to assess their state of asset management capacity. Using this tool, we were able to assess the current state of Emerson-Franklin’s assets and what needed to be done to successfully practice effective asset management on a continual basis. The 5 competencies of the readiness scale form the practice of asset management; following this scale is key to a successful journey for Emerson-Franklin.
What Emerson-Franklin Says
“MuniSight provided the Municipality of Emerson-Franklin with the tools and training needed to develop our Asset Management strategy to support Municipal objectives and to deliver value to the community through effective management of existing and new infrastructure assets.
Our Asset Management tools and strategy are now in place to enable the Municipality to take next steps in the Asset Management journey. The support and training received from MuniSight has provided community leaders and staff members the knowledge and training to implement the Asset Management program to enable the Municipality to make data driven decisions about repairing, maintaining, and replacing community infrastructure.”Tracey FrenchChief Administrative Officer