City taps into grants

The City of Vernon has tapped into outside funding sources so some projects can proceed

The City of Vernon has tapped into outside funding sources so some projects can proceed.

City staff submitted nine grant applications for various projects between July 1 and Oct. 17.

“The total amount of grant funding sought by the city during this time was $59,000 and the city has been awarded $48,516,” said Tanya Laing Gahr, communications and grants co-ordinator.

Among the grants approved are $1,000 for the pace car program, $8,000 for hot water heaters at the Priest Valley Arena and $4,700 for exterior sign improvements at the fire hall.

The funding agencies included RBC, Parachute Leaders in Injury Prevention and the Municipal Insurance Association of B.C.

Some applications are still in process and approval has not been confirmed.

Arena set for Remembrance Day

The City of Vernon will provide Kal Tire Place for free for the Nov. 11 Remembrance Day ceremony.

Previously, free use was provided by the Regional District of North Okanagan, which has turned operation of the facility over to the city.

“The free use of Kal Tire Place for the ceremony has been taken into consideration for the 2014 budget,” said Doug Ross, the city’s recreation services director.

 

The city will cover all set-up and take-down activities necessary for the ceremony.