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City of Powell River continues to seek funding for path between Townsite and recreation complex

Councillors support grant application made through CleanBC Communities Fund
City of Powell River is continuing to take steps to secure funding for construction of a crushed gravel surface between the existing loop at Powell River Recreation Complex [above] and Brooks Secondary School.

City of Powell River council has made a second application to secure funding for a mid-level connector multi-use path project between Townsite and Powell River Recreation Complex.

At the May 19 city council meeting, councillors unanimously supported a motion that staff apply for grant funding for the path project through the CleanBC Communities Fund and that council supports the project and commits to its $200,025 share of the project costs. Earlier this year, council supported a similar grant application to the federal Active Transportation Fund. A staff report indicates that the CleanBC fund presents another opportunity to get funding for the project.

Councillor CaroleAnn Leishman said city staff have been very much on the ball in being aware of all of the grant opportunities coming available.

“This is another grant opportunity and so our staff is recommending that we apply for a couple of different grants, to be ready for which ever one we possibly get first, and then we can move forward with the project,” said Leishman. “It would be a really great connector to connect Westview to Townsite, and especially to Brooks Secondary School.”

Mayor Dave Formosa said the city’s contribution is coming from the Powell River Community Forest fund.