Region comes up with new, fair policy for grants
balance and doing that, and it feels like that hasn’t been done at all. And this is a thing that we’ve talked about for many years about how to get out of that procedure.”
CAO Richard Maclellan told council that there is still time to create a policy to determine which organizations should be highest on the list. He says there is still plenty of time since grants are not handed out until March.
Region Mayor David Dagley said after council that fairness is critical.
“The comments today which identified today that identified certain grant applicants which require funding from the region to access provincial and federal funding will be high on the mind of council as we work through this process.”
Dagley said this year’s number of grant requests was lower this year than in previous years, so it should also be easier to make decisions.
“As you heard today councillors are a bit concerned that we do provide a proper level of support for those that do require municipal support.”
Dagley said the objective was to make the process fair.
“I would hope that the existing council would eliminate many of the friction issues that may have occurred in the previous administration.”
The region is taking steps to ensure fairness for organizations who apply for grants from the region.