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Residents opt to continue Upper Clearwater Grant

March 17, 2015 - 9:20 AM

THOMPSON-NICOLA - The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has received results from a survey concerning the funding of the Upper Clearwater Hall. The majority of those polled voted in favour of continuing the annual grant-in-aid to the Upper Clearwater Farmers Institute to operate the facility.

In February, a survey was distributed to 86 residents concerning the annual grant-in-aid to the Upper Clearwater Farmers Institute for the operation of the hall. Of 86 surveys mailed out, 57 were returned.

The results are as follows:
- 30 respondents responded, “yes,” to the question: “Should the TNRD collect taxes in 2015 as a grant-in-aid for the operation of the Upper Clearwater Community Hall?” 27 responded in the negative.
- The second question: “What should happen with this grant-in-aid service in 2016 and beyond?” had three choices. 27 selected Option A, that the TNRD should, “continue to collect taxes for a grant-in-aid to the Upper Clearwater Farmers Institute for the operation of the Upper Clearwater Community Hall.” 19 selected option B, that the TNRD should, “not collect taxes but should keep the grant-in-aid service in place just in case funding is required for the community hall in the years ahead.” And 11 selected option C, that the TNRD should, “carry out a public assent process to eliminate the grant-in-aid service entirely.”

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