Reflecting on 2016, Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff said lessons were learned in regards to relying on government funding to assist with infrastructure projects.
Mayor Quaiff pointed to how it was noted during the 2016 budget process that dependency on federal and provincial dollars is not always an option.
Quaiff said many other municipalities are lobbying for funding too and the County is going to have to start looking at ways to fund its own infrastructure projects.
He also pointed to the potential of six County schools closing as challenges that will carry over into 2017.
Robert Quaiff says cutting the ribbon and marking the completion of construction in downtown Picton was a huge success.
Expected to cost around $4.4 million, the Main Street project began in April and finished up in November. It saw upgrades to the roadway, sidewalks, lighting and mainline sanitary and watermains.
The mayor says the project took a lot of time and effort.
He also points to the creation of the development charge committee tasked with finding more ways to increase new builds in the County as a success. He says 2017 will see the results of their findings.