Who is paying for this project?

    The proposed archway project is fully funded by the BIA (through Federal grants), there is no direct financial impact to the Town. 

    Why doesn't Council spend the money on other Town projects/priorities?

    The funds for this project do not come from resident taxpayer dollars, therefore cannot be used for general town projects/priorities. The Federal funding received for the project can only be allocated to Downtown projects to promote the Downtown Businesses.

    Who will maintain the structure?

    Significant permanent infrastructure installed on municipal lands will require an encroachment agreement to be entered into between the BIA and Town. This agreement would outline provisions specific to the infrastructure and provide for ongoing funding and resources for maintenance and future improvements as the infrastructure ages, as well as any indemnification and insurance requirements recommended by Staff.