Second City, Second Metro: Cumberland’s Unsupported County Roads

Nelson Charlebois, Reeve of Cumberland Township, appeared separately to support the township’s submission to the Jones Commission. Top of mind was the disproportionately low share of road funds the township received from Prescott and Russell County.

County Road and TownshipVehicles per dayUnderlined Twp. Contribution to County RoadsUnderlined Twp. Road Program Apportionment
No. 1 CUMBERLAND750-900$43,380.00$72,000.00
No. 15 ALFRED-S. PLANTAGENET150$17,505.00$28,000.00
No. 5 CAMBRIDGE-RUSSELL BOUNDARY280-360$15,683.00$50,000.00

Reproduced above, this table (rejected by the County) represents what Charlebois considered to be a fair deal.