Wednesday, July 26, 2017

July 24, 2017 Council Meeting Notes: Additional $21,658 in community grants approved, development along 198 Street moves forward

In BC, local governments receive 10 percent of the net revenue from a casino that is hosted in their community. Cascades Casino is located in the heart of Downtown Langley. Langley City’s policy is to use the revenue we receive from the casino to invest into capital improvement projects and community grants. $168,000 per year is distributed to organizations through our community grant program.

Grant policy information and an application form is available on the City’s website. Grants are allocated at the beginning of the year. Earlier this year, I posted a list of organizations that received a community grant. The full $168,000 was not distributed at that time, so a second intake was opened.

Of the second intake grant applications received, Langley City council approved grants for the following organizations:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley: $1,250.00
  • Boys and Girls Club of Langley: $730.00
  • Children’s Wish Foundation: $1,000.00
  • Langley Animal Protection Society: $3,500.00
  • Langley Baseball Association: $5,000.00
  • Langley Community Services Society: $ 1,378.00
  • Langley Division of Family Practise – Youth HUB: $5,300.00
  • Langley School District Foundation – HD Stafford: $2,200.00
  • Moving Forward Family Service: $1,300.00

These organizations received a total of $21,658 in grants. In 2017, the City distributed $144,999.05 in community grants.

On July 10, there was a public hearing for a proposed development at the corner of 198 Street and 55A Avenue. You can read about the public hearing and the development proposal on a previous blog post. Council gave final reading to the rezoning bylaw for this proposal and approved its development permit.

View of proposed development from 198 Street. Select image to enlarge.

As I posted about yesterday, this was the last public council meeting until September.

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