VILLAGE RECEIVES OVER $4 MILLION IN GRANTS

The Village of Keremeos is very pleased to announce that we were awarded over $4 million dollars in grant funds this morning.

The funding is from the federal Gas Tax Fund, and was announced today by the Government of Canada, along with the Government of British Columbia and Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM). 108 projects have been approved in BC and four have been conditionally approved, for a total of almost $193 million. Two of the approved projects were for Keremeos.

Keremeos’ funding will be utilized to upgrade the waste water treatment plant ($3,949,000), and to undertake condition assessments on the Village’s sanitary and road system networks as part of our Asset Management Program ($89,000). The upgrades to Keremeos’ wastewater treatment plant will take place over the next three years, and the condition assessments on the sanitary and road systems will take place over the next year.

The funding has been provided to the Village at 100%, so these major initiatives will be accomplished with zero tax increase to our residents and businesses, and zero draw-down on the Village’s financial reserves.

A link to the press release can be found here https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018MAH0019-000355

For more information on the grant funding and related projects, please contact the Village Office at 250-499-2711 or town@keremeos.ca.

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 1:00pm