These local projects got COVID-19 resilience grants

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A new opportunity in the multi-year Investing in Canada Infrastructure program is funding projects in local municipalities.

The COVID-19 Resilience opportunity allocated amounts to municipalities which proposed the projects to adapt facilities and recreation in response to new requirements.

The Township of Melancthon received $92,000 to replace the roof of the public works building - $18,400 from the province and the remainder from the federal government.

Dufferin Warden Darren White commented in a press release from the office of MPP Sylvia Jones that the $1.1 million of funding in Dufferin County not only will improve facilities but also create jobs.

In Grey County, Grey Highlands received $100,000 for upgrades to its fire stations in Flesherton and Markdale.

Grey Highlands Fire Chief Marty Wellwood said that the specific projects undertaken depend on costs, but could include roof replacement at Station 2 in Markdale; roll up door replacement at both Stations, upgrades to man-doors and windows and HVAC system upgrades.

“RFP’s and Quotation Requests have not been released yet,” Chief Wellwood wrote in an email response. “Now that the funding has been formally released, the process will move along.”

The Township of Southgate received just under $100,000 to renovate the former Egremont Township office and council chambers to allow it to be used for Southgate council meetings when they return to in-person. Staff has been using the present council chambers near Hopeville because of distancing requirements.

M.T. Fernandes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Dundalk Herald

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