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Last year the City applied for a grant from the Provincial Government to assist with flood planning.

The hope was to use the grant funding to help with planning for the Voght Street corner project. However, the city did not receive the grant and later voted in favour of continuing the work along Voght using other funding sources.

“We’ve decided to try the relentless approach and make another kick at the can for 2020,” said Director of Corporate Services Sean Smith.

“This time around it’s a little bit different in terms of what we’re looking at. Looking to partner with the regional district and the Fraser Basin Council, who has already done quite a bit of work in the area,” said Smith. “This would help us compile all that information and allow us to go up toward Nicola Lake dam for flood mapping and planning, and downstream as well to finish up the areas relevant to the City of Merritt.”

The grant application will be discussed this evening at the first council meeting of 2020, it begins at 7 pm in the Chambers at City Hall.


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