GEDC gets approval for start-up funds

Greenwood council briefs for their October 28, 2013 meeting.

The following motions were approved in principle:

1. To approve the joint project of Heritage signage on heritage buildings in the downtown core along with the Greenwood Board of Trade and the Museum Society. These signs will be placed on buildings to attract tourists who enjoy reading and taking photos during their visit.

2. To approve $2,000 in start-up money for the GEDC project that has been started to help increase and encourage visitors to “Stop and Stay” in Greenwood and look to improve the economic development in our city.

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Council agreed to send a letter of support to RDOS for Conservation of Two Tiered Billing by FortisBC and BC Hydro. Council had previously sent a resolution to UBCM and it was endorsed by the committee at UBCM and passed at the September convention.

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On Oct. 15 the city received a payment of $37,591.54 from Community Works Fund (CFW) for the 2013/2014 year under the Federal Government’s Gas Tax Program Services administered by UBCM. This is the first of two payments. Total payment is expected to be $75,181.09 with the balance being forwarded in the spring of 2014.

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The City of Greenwood will again be hosting the annual hot dog and fireworks evening on Thursday, Halloween night at city park. The whole community is invited to come down for a hot dog (starting at 7 p.m.) and enjoy the fireworks, scheduled to start at 8 p.m.