At the July 17 Finance and Administration Committee meeting, mayor and council approved the sending of an application for funding to the TD Green Streets program.
If approved, the funding awarded by this program would go to beautifying downtown Lake Cowichan as part of the town’s Revitalization Plan by adding planters to the main thoroughfare: South Shore Road.
TD Green Streets provides funding for a number of different municipal initiatives, but the one that best fits the initiative proposed by the Town of Lake Cowichan is the innovative urban design which showcases “green infrastructure.”
This is exactly the kind of thing that McGonigle has in mind.
“This will help with environmental protection and enhance the esthetic beauty of downtown,” said McGonigle. “It would also reflect the Official Community Plan and assist in achieving the town’s goals for greenhouse gas reductions,” said McGonigle.
A minimum of 50 per cent matching funding must come from other (non-TD Green Streets) sources such as municipalities, Lions Club, or other donations. If awarded the funding, a maximum matched funding of up to $15,000, the town will be informed in March of 2013.