Richmond Co. councillors have approved a $100,000 grant for reps with Strait Area Transit.
That dollar value is $75,000 greater than their next largest grant; it was part of a recommendation from the county’s grant committee.
Brian Marchand, the county’s warden, says the amount is identical to what they contributed to group members last year.
After this week’s regular municipal council meeting, Marchand told The Hawk members of local government need to play a key, supporting role for Strait Area Transit.
“This council realizes that the transit systems; there’s a lot of required funding from the municipal units that are involved,” he said. “There’s a lot of users in the municipality that do use it- a lot of seniors, a lot of people that just don’t want to drive, whether it be the winter or inclement weather.”
Marchand said when they cut funding two years ago, they received a lot of complaints, so they want to continue to support the service moving forward.
The next largest grant under their type four – regional/health/general funding, which was for the Strait Richmond Palliative Care Society, was for $25,000.