Stugeon County is making sure community groups are taken care of.
 
The Calahoo Villeneuve Sand and Gravel Extraction Committee along with the Community Services Advisory Board got the green light to move ahead with the 2018 community grants at Tuesday’s (Apr.10) council meeting.
 
Calahoo has been allotted $160,673, while the advisory board will give out $137,465 in grants.
 
“Through the money the county receives from the gravel companies under the cap regulation, that money is used to enhance the communities most affected by gravel extraction,” said councillor Susan Evans.
 
Community requests are reviewed separately.
 
“The money goes to very worthwhile community needs and a lot of these needs are identified by community associations and those associations are supported by volunteers,” she said. “Some of those needs are so basic, like replacing roofs or windows, some of those capital projects that are needed to support these community associations and the community they serve.”
 
There have been 32 applications submitted, which is the same as last year.
 

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