On June 1 the federal government announced a $1 billion Community Adjustment Fund designed to address the effects of the economic downturn. Ontario's share is $174.2 million and Cramahe township wants a part of it.
The township applied for $605,096.23 for upgrades to its industrial park located on Purdy Rd. in its application. Upgrades include street lighting in all sections of the industrial park, road surface improvements on Purdy Road from Big Apple Drive to Elgin Street, a drainage study for the north end of the south park (south of Purdy Road), signage at Big Apple Drive and where the industrial roads meet Purdy Road and landscaping around the signs. The road in the north section will also be extended if the grant is approved.
Unlike most grants, this one does not require a municipal contribution. But the township is contributing $345,000 to the project because the work on Purdy Rd. was already budgeted for 2009. Community Development Official, Rebecca Goddard-Sarria told council at its June 16 meeting that a township contribution would enhance the chances of the application.
All applications must be shovel-ready.