Funding requests rejected

Enderby officials insist they are being prudent fiscal managers and not the Grinch

Enderby officials insist they are being prudent fiscal managers and not the Grinch.

On Monday, council turned down funding requests from the Restorative Justice Society, the Boys and Girls Club and the Shuswap SPCA.

“We definitely are thinking about our taxpayers,” said Coun. Greg McCune.

The Restorative Justice Society, which tries to keep offenders out of court and jail, had sought $2,528 from the city.

“We believe it’s a good program but we have to stand up to the province,” said McCune, adding that municipalities can’t keep accepting government downloading.

“It’s a program they should be funding. They are the worst managers of money. Would it make a difference to fund this program or take another 45 people to Asia (for a trade mission)?”

The Shuswap SPCA did not ask for a specific sum of money.

“With the fundraising they do, our taxpayers can use that money,” said McCune.

One of the challenges is that Enderby council is not sure if the community is served by the Shuswap SPCA or the Vernon SPCA.

And the Boys and Girls Club was seeking $5,000 for a proposed Enderby youth worker.

However, McCune says that existing services in the community are struggling.

“We have the resource centre in town with one person on staff and we’re trying to find her more money,” he said.

 

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