Town of Mississippi Mills GIS
- Asset Management
- Location: Mississippi Mills, Ontario
- Size: Entire municipality including the Village of Almonte
- Client: Corporation of the Town of Mississippi Mills
- JLR Contact: Terry O’Brien
- Related Projects: Township of Beckwith GIS, Town of Carleton Place GIS, Almonte Ward Infrastructure Master Plan, Spring-State-Clyde Sewer and Watermain Rehabilitation
JLR completed a parcel mapping exercise comprising some 6000 parcels covering the historical municipalities of Pakenham, Ramsay, Almonte, and Pakenham Village. As a result of amalgamation, JLR created seven new Zoning By-law Schedules for the Town using new parcel mapping as base information. We developed a parcel-based Municipal GIS, which utilized the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation database. Staff training, custom applications, and integration of the system into the Town’s municipal office were important components of this project.
JLR also worked with municipal staff to complete GIS mapping of municipal drains and sub-drains. A significant component of this exercise included the creation of a comprehensive form-driven database to assess the maintenance of drains, and allocate the associated costs to property owners who benefit from drain improvements.
From an asset management perspective, JLR coordinated a comprehensive topographic mapping exercise of the Village of Almonte, which was added to the GIS. We also assisted the Town by providing training and project oversight (QA/QC) services for various summer student employees who collected and inventoried all above-ground infrastructure in the Villages of Almonte and Pakenham using mobile mapping and GPS survey techniques. The information and attributes collected were subsequently added to the GIS by JLR staff. Over the course of several years, JLR has assembled storm and sanitary sewer and watermain networks in the GIS based on as-constructed drawings.
We continue to assist the Town of Mississippi Mills by providing “as needed” GIS technical services, and completing special assignments to either improve data quality or add new data layers to the GIS.