Williams Lake City Council voted to approve an application for a grant to go towards a crime prevention initiative project.
The application to the Crime Prevention Action Fund was reportedly recommended by the Community Safety and Well-Being Coordinator Silvia Seibert-Dubray.
According to a report submitted to Council by Director of Protective Services Erick Peterson, the city would have to match a contribution of up to $10,000 per year for a five-year term, which constitutes 5% of the total project budget of $1-million.
Councillor Scott Nelson said at Tuesday’s meeting the funding will help ensure a long-term plan is enacted in the city. “We had a massive report tonight that’s 40 pages long detailing the areas that we need to get into,” Nelson said, “in order to facilitate and assist in these areas, we need to expand. This will help us do that.”
Mayor Walt Cobb said the funding will help the city work on the 5-year plan.
“What I like about the five-year plan, it’s so often we have these programs in place that get a one-year grant funding, and you just get started on something and the money’s gone away” Cobb said, “This will give us the ability to work on a five-year plan if the grant is available.”