Big Lakes County council hears requests for funding support for various projects

Richard Froese
For the Lakeside Leader

Funding to pave roads, repair a museum building and progress on a water project were requested of Big Lakes County in its preliminary budget process.
Four delegations presented funding requests at the community budget meeting on Nov. 1.
“We are open to suggestions, so we can determine our priorities,” said Reeve Ken Matthews. “We have a limited budget and we have seen a reduction in linear revenue.”
The first delegation was from Shaw’s Point Resort, which requested funding to upgrade the road into the resort. Their request to pave the road was previously presented to council on June 14.
“It’s not a want; it’s a need,” said co-owner Carson Porisky.
A second request to pave a road was presented by Hilliard’s Bay Estates.
“It’s something we’ve been asking for eight years,” said Guy Mathieu, who chairs the paving committee of the estate’s condominium association.
Cost is estimated at $1.3 to $1.4 million.

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