Kincardine moving forward with grant application for lighthouse project
by Sandy Lindsay

June 14, 2015

Town Council

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Under the recent Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program announced by the Federal Government in commemoration of Canada's 150th birthday, Kincardine Town Council has decided to apply for funding for the town's lighthouse.

To qualify, a project must be a continuation of an existing infrastructure, sports field, parks and trails, cannot be a new undertaking and must be able to be completed by the end of March, 2018.

Although most funding is expected to be covered at 33 per cent by the Federal Government, some projects may receive 50 per cent funding and that is what Kincardine Council is hoping for given the historical value of the lighthouse.

Treasurer, Roxanne Baumann, said that staff recommended the project as they did not anticipate that funding for the expensive restoration would be found elsewhere.

Councilor White suggested also including requests for smaller projects in the event that the lighthouse funding was not approved.

Councilors Leggett and Couture however, did not agree saying that if the government had the option to approve a smaller project then it probably would opt for that choice.

Council finally made the decision to approve going forward with the grant application for the lighthouse restoration.

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