Council sign on to Canada Infrastructure Program

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At a special meeting of Council on October 13, the Corporation of the Village of Merrickville-Wolford formally entered into a funding agreement under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program [ICIP] to receive $100,000 to cover upgrades to the Community Centre. Of this amount, 80% comes from the Federal Government, with the remainder being provided by Ontario.

The Transfer Agreement for Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, to give it its full title, is an initiative “designed to create long-term economic growth”, and the specific grant applied for by the Village comes under the Covid-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream – Local Government Intake stream, which provides funds to enable small and rural municipalities to recover from the restrictions and economic losses suffered as a result of the lockdowns and closures caused by Covid-19.

Council passed By-Law 52-2021 authorising Mayor Struthers and CAO Doug Robertson to sign and execute the ICIP agreement on behalf of the municipality.

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