Signs funding: Tourism Powell River has requested $100,000 phase two funding for its North Sunshine Coast Regional Project. Phase one’s $100,000 budget updated decades-old tourism signs and will help establish consistent branding. Phase two will build on and expand phase one’s work. It will create signs for the Duck Lake area, Millennium Park and replace neighbourhood and city recreation signs.
City of Powell River’s parks, recreation and culture department has requested a $50,000 grant from Powell River Community Forest Fund to construct a fishing float on Cranberry Lake near Park Avenue. The project will be placed on the department’s 10-year priority list, though some councillors expressed a preference to have it completed within the next year.
City staff are recommending the city renew its annual agreement with Powell River Council for Arts, Culture and Heritage. The arts council provides grants throughout the year for various events via city funding, including an annual $15,000 grant for Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy.
The city is planning to renew a five-year financial support agreement with Powell River Academy of Music. Upon approval, the city will continue to provide an annual $15,000 cash grant and up to $25,000 of in-kind facilities use during Kathaumixw in July of 2016.