Prince Edward County has a list of funding wishes it’s carrying to the annual conference of Good Roads – Rural Ontario Municipalities Association which gets underway in Toronto on Sunday.
County Mayor Robert Quaiff is heading a council delegation of ten to the conference, looking for funding help from the province on some major issues.
He says 78 long term beds were lost when Picton Manor closed and they are needed for the McFarland Home.
He will meet with Associate Minister of Health Dipeka Damerla about those long term care beds.
He also hopes to meet with ministry officials in economic development and infrastructure.
In travelling from Picton to Napanee Thursday morning, he stopped to pick up blocks of concrete, which were lying on and beside the shoulder of County Road 49.
The County was recently denied a funding request to the province for repairs to the road because it didn’t meet the component of “critical health and safety” factor.
Mayor Quaiff says he, along with officials of Wolfe Island and Amherst Island, will meet with Transportation Minister Stephen Del Duca to discuss the proposal to get another ferry to serve the three areas.
He expects it to take about two years since it will involve an environmental review.
The conference opens on Sunday and runs through Tuesday.