Business View Civil and Municipal | Volume 9, Issue 1

95 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 3, ISSUE 1 TOWNSHI P OF MAPLETON, ONTAR IO Mapleton’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2030. He shares, “We’re literally in the middle of working on a plan for what we can do with our fleet, how many charging stations we can put in within the municipality. Simple things such as solar, electric Zamboni versus gas… so we’re in the midst of doing that now and explaining how we can get even better at reducing emissions.” In addition to funding from the governments, Mapleton has a great partnership with local service clubs. The Rotary Club of Drayton is currently raising $100,000 for a new park. The five-acre parcel of land, next to their Agri-hood Neighbourhood Community, was donated by Prior Construction. There was also a $10,000 donation from Darling Ingredients, and Earthscape will donate new playground equipment at a cost of $55,000 – local companies helping to build the community they are located within. Both Baron and Davidson are looking forward to the future and hoping to see the township acquire its first childcare centre, expand the industrial park, grow the residential population, finish the wastewater and water plan, and expand the trail systems. Baron has high hopes for the area, sharing, “We know it will be a high growth area. What we want to do is make sure that it’s well planned out. We want to make sure all amenities are available to our residents and the service level matches the tax rates as well, so that we’re not over taxing or under taxing. Just offering a well thought out, well laid out plan for recreation, for growth, and for amenities and to be able to accept folks with open arms – overall making sure that Mapleton continues as just a good place to be.”