Jumbo receives small funding boost

The Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality will receive two payments of $25,000, for a total of $50,000 during the course of 2014.

Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort municipal council voted to enter into the Community Works Fund Agreement during its most recent meeting.

The fund is a federal program (sometimes called the Gas Tax Agreement) administered by the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM), transfering federal gas tax revenues to communities across the country. The Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality will receive two payments of $25,000, for a total of $50,000 during the course of 2014.

The municipality will be given the first payment once the agreement is signed, dated and sent in (as long as the UBCM has the Jumbo municipality’s 2013 annual gas tax expenditure report) and will get the second payment in December 2014.

“Our participation in the Community Works Fund Agreement means the same as it does to any other community — it helps us to make sure that future residents will be able to rely on sound and affordable infrastructure,” Mr. Deck told The Valley Echo. “In our case, it doesn’t mean having to replace older services. We are fortunate to be able to invest the funds in services that reflect current best practices without the need to disturb settled areas.”

Councillors also voted to carry Jumbo municipality’s 2014 annual report during the Tuesday, June 17th meeting. The report was open to public comment, but attracted none. The annual report summarized the municipality’s activities for the past year, listed bylaws adopted and laid out the municipality’s 2014 and 2015 objectives.

Jumbo council also accepted the May cheque register at the council meeting, which totalled $496.82, with more than $250 of that as legal fees relating to the Ktunaxa petition against Glacier Resorts Ltd. and the provincial government. A B.C. Supreme Court judge dismissed the petition in early April.

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