Vernon council provides grant to Elks Lodge

A local service club is getting a boost.

Vernon council will provide the Elks Lodge with a one-time grant of $7,976 for interior upgrades.

“This organization has a historic tradition that exudes community,” said Coun. Patrick Nicol.

The finance committee had recommended the grant request be denied because the Elks Lodge does not conform with policies and does not provide a service unique from other organizations.

Nicol disagreed with that view.

“They have given thousands of dollars to worthy charities,” he said.

DVA request denied

The former flower shop property on 31st Avenue isn’t being demolished any time soon.

The Downtown Vernon Association wanted the building removed so parking could be installed, but another activity could possibly occur on the site soon.

“Council has offered this site and a portion of the former medical clinic site to the Vernon Public Art Gallery for a proposed new facility, until Dec. 31, 2012,” said Brent Bandy, the city’s real estate manager.

However, if the art gallery’s plans are unsuccessful, the city’s next step will be to lease the building out to a commercial interest.

If the building cannot be leased, council would consider demolition and parking improvements as part of the 2014 budget process.











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