The Village of Salmo will receive $75,000 in a federal gas tax grant to do a comprehensive update of the village’s official community plan along with integrated community sustainability planning.
“The project will bring the Village of Salmo’s antiquated OCP into conformance with the Local Government Act and its corresponding requirements including land use, active transportation planning, growth management, infrastructure planning, GHG objectives and community energy and emissions reduction plans,” said village administrator Diane Kalen-Sukra.
“This vital planning project would not have been possible without this federal gas tax fund contribution and the backing of Salmo’s community groups who wrote letters in support of our grant application.”
The grant application was widely supported by community groups, including the Salmo and District Chamber of Commerce, Valley Trails Society, Curling and Rink Association, Celebrations Society, Childcare Society, and Girls Softball Association among others.
The sustainability planning process will take about two years and involve extensive community consultation.
The village is also contributing $30,000 to the project for a total cost of $105,000.
The Union of BC Municipalities administers the gas tax fund in partnership with the provincial and federal governments.