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Council Highlights - December 6

Council Highlights - December 6
Posted on 12/06/2017

Funding for Elmvale District High School Cambridge Bay, Nunavut Exchange

Springwater Council has agreed to provide $1000 to support the fundraising efforts of a group of students from Elmvale District High School (EDHS) participating in an exchange with students from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Through the exchange, 14 students from EDHS will travel to Nunavut and live with host families for one week in May to experience the culture and lifestyle of students there. In return, students from Cambridge Bay will travel to Elmvale and spend one week living with host families to experience life as a student in Springwater. The donation from Council will be funded through the proceeds of the Springwater Swing Golf Tournament.

Donation for Arctic Expedition with Students on Ice

Council agreed to provide a donation of $500 to support a local Elmvale District High School student as she participates in an arctic expedition with Students on Ice in August 2018. Students on Ice is an internationally recognized organization with a mandate to educate the world’s youth about the importance of the Polar Regions, to support their continued growth and to inspire initiatives that contribute to global sustainability. The $500 is being funded from the net proceeds of the Springwater Swing Golf Tournament.

Community Improvement Plan Applications Approved

Springwater Council has approved their first two Community Improvement Plan grants. The Community Improvement Plan (CIP) was launched by Council in August 2017 to support local business and stimulate investment in the community. Through the program, the municipality is able to establish grants, loans, incentives and other programs to encourage private sector investment in development and renovation efforts. The CIP includes 8 programs, many of which are attractive to new and established businesses.

The first application submitted by Idle Fancies located in Downtown Elmvale utilized the Signage Improvement Program. Through the program Council approved 50% of the total cost of a new sign quoted at $1,466.00, resulting in a $733.00 grant.

The second application was submitted by Valley Farm Market located in Elmvale and also utilized the Signage Improvement Program. Through the program Council approved 50% of the total cost of a new sign quoted at $1900, resulting in a $950.00 grant.

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