The Municipality of Shelburne has been able to give an extra helping of funding to local non-profit organizations thanks to an agreement with Clearwater.
The municipality was looking to gain easement access for an expansion project they are working toward.
The cost of the easement was to be $20,000.
Instead of paying Clearwater the funds, the municipality and Clearwater agreed to pass on the funds to local non-profit organizations.
There was $4,000 each given from the municipality to Little People’s Place, Heritage Hall, the Osprey Arts Centre and the Shelburne Loyalist Food Bank.
“This is a rough time of year for us,” said Darcy Rhyno, manager for the Osprey Arts Centre. “We do a lot of fundraising and ticket sales to get us through the winter. This $4000 will play a big part in our winter survival.”
This is the second time the municipality and Clearwater have worked together to benefit the community in this type of agreement in the past.