September 17, 2014

Town to submit major grant applications

As published in The Erin Advocate

Town Council has approved applications for a total of $3.4 million from two major funding programs.

Erin will seek $1.8 million from the new Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund, covering 90% of the cost of the Daniel Street Infrastructure Renewal Project. This includes rebuilding the watermain, road, curbs, sidewalks, streetlights and storm sewers – with allowance for sanitary sewers – on Daniel Street from Dundas to Church, plus sections of Scotch, Spring and English Streets.

There will also be an application for $1.6 million for the Station Street Rehabilitation Project in Hillsburgh through the new Small Communities Fund. This would be two thirds of the cost of road widening, sidewalks and improving the dam, with allowance for future sewers, watermain and gas works. This qualifies in the “Disaster Mitigation” category.