Trails, late grants and website funding

board highlights from the Dec. 9 Cariboo Regional District (CRD) meeting

 

Following are the board highlights from the Dec. 9 Cariboo Regional District (CRD) meeting:

 

Directors pursue trail improvements

The board reviewed information about furthering the CRD’s accessible trails projects, to be facilitated through a grant application to the BC Community Recreation Program.

An application will be submitted for a grant of $401,250 to support development of trails throughout the Cariboo-Chilcotin.

Board chair Al Richmond notes that for the South Cariboo, the CRD is applying for funding for trails in 100 Mile House (100 Mile Demonstration Forest Trail) Lac la Hache (Felker Homestead Garlic Festival Trail), 108 Mile Ranch (108 Greenbelt Sepa to Main Beach Trail) and at Interlakes (Interlakes Hall Wetland Trail).

“They are mostly low-mobility trails. A lot of times people call them wheelchair accessible trails, but there are different versions of low mobility trails.”

Each site is in partnership with a local community organization committed to managing the project and the on-going maintenance of the site.

A full listing of the proposed sites is available online at www.cariboord.bc.ca under Services-Recreation.

 

Late grants accepted

The board approved a South Cariboo Joint Committee recommendation that a policy for the deadline for submissions to the Grant for Assistance program be waived.

Richmond explains the committee’s reasoning was that the CRD is currently entering into a joint process with the District of 100 Mile House, which has a later Grant for Assistance deadline.

“These applications were received by the district within their timeline, but not within ours.”

The late applications will see the 100 Mile Snowmobile Club receive $500 from Electoral Area G and $500 from 100 Mile House ($1,000).

The 100 Mile & District Historical Society will get $750 divided equally between Electoral Areas G, H and L, and $250 from 100 Mile House ($1,000).

The Hun City Mountain Bike Club was approved for $1,000 split evenly between Electoral Areas G and H, and $500 from 100 Mile House ($1,500).

The Eclectica Community Choir will be provided with $250 divided evenly between Electoral Areas G and H, and another $250 from 100 Mile House ($500).

 

Chamber of Commerce funding

The CRD board approved a recommendation from the South Cariboo Rural Directors Caucus regarding a request for financial assistance for the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce (SCCC).

The funding is for the development and promotion of a website, and the CRD directors agreed to allocate $2,500 from the South Cariboo Economic Development function for the project, requesting the SCCC provide a summary report detailing the results and expenditures upon completion of the project.