The District of Elkford holds council meetings in the District Office next to the Community Conference Centre. File photo. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

The District of Elkford holds council meetings in the District Office next to the Community Conference Centre. File photo. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

Elkford council awards grants to Elkford Trails Alliance, Elkford Triathlon Society

The total amount allocated in their 2022 grant program was $11,064.08

The District of Elkford has awarded grants to the Elkford Trails Alliance (ETA) and the Elkford Triathlon Society (ETS) for their 2022 grant program.

The presentations for both grants were made by Guillaume Goggin, Elkford’s recently announced citizen of the year, at an April 4 council meeting. Goggin is president of the ETA and the ETS.

The resolution to approve the grants was passed on April 11.

The ETA received $4,935.76, which will be used to support their trail maintenance activities and complete the setup of their storage and maintenance seacan.

According to the alliance’s grant application form, the money for trail maintenance will go towards a chainsaw, case and replacement parts, sharpening tool, pack, brush saw blades and reflective trail markers.

For the seacan, they will purchase a workshop table, rise, storage racks, tool box, mechanic’s tool set, shovel, dust pan, bin, and install solar lighting.

The ETS received $1,628.32, which will be used to buy eight metal signs for the safety of the event.

Another $4,500 was allocated for miscellaneous requests that come in throughout the year. Normally, the budget to allocate is $17,000, but the requests were less than that this year, amounting to a total of $11,064.08, according to a district document with the 2022 grant application totals.

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