The Revelstoke Cycling Assocation will be receiving Resort Municipality Initiative funds this year for trail maintenance. (Tyler Jay/Revelstoke Review)

Cycling association and snowmobile club receive RMI funding

Revelstoke City Council delayed approving their applications earlier this year

Revelstoke City Council has granted Resort Municipality Initiative funding to the Revelstoke Cycling Association and the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club.

The clubs applied for funding earlier this year, however council deferred granting the funds at the time, requesting information about a ministry investigation in the RCA’s new trails and a closer look at the snowmobile club’s financial information.

READ MORE: City of Revelstoke hands out Resort Municipality Initiative funding

A compliance report from the Ministry of Forests, dated Aug. 14, 2019, required that the RCA reconstruct bridge features to meet Whistler Trail standards, submit a signed, amended Partnership Agreement and submit an invasive species management plan and monitoring program.

Ingrid Brohn, director of community economic development, assured council that the RCA has submitted the required documents and made the changes.

READ MORE: The war over Sunnyside bike trail

The city approved $34,506 of Resort Municipality Initiative funding to the RCA for trail maintenance.

The snowmobile club has purchased Active Networks Max Galaxy software to manage all of their business needs including online purchases of memberships and day passes as well as a bar code scanning system to collect statistical data.

The total cost of the project was $56,000 and the club asked the city for $37,500.

However, the Tourism Initiatives Committee, who review applications and make recommendations to council on allocations, suggested only giving $20,000.

According to councillor Cody Younker, who sits on the committee, the members questioned whether the snowmobile club really needed the money, as they purchased the software before receiving the grant. So, the committee settled on a lesser amount.


 

@JDoll_Revy
jocelyn.doll@revelstokereview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

COVID-19 motivates Revelstoke couple to start farming

Owners say First Light Farm will strengthen local food production

New Mount Revelstoke National Park campground opening July 15

It’s the first campground built in a mountain national park in over half a century

Milestone RCMP Cops For Kids fundraiser ride going virtual

You can join and help RCMP raise funds for families and possibly win 20th anniversary cycling shirt

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

These are the dog days of summer. How much do you know about dogs?

B.C. records 31 new cases, six deaths over three days due to COVID-19

There are 166 active cases in B.C., 16 people in hospital

Police issue warning after baby comes across suspected drugs in Kamloops park

The 11-month-old girl’s mother posted photos on social media showing a small plastic bag containing a purple substance

B.C. highway widening job reduced, costs still up $61 million

Union-only project scales back work to widen Trans-Canada

Kamloops man pleads guilty in vehicle-ramming incident that injured a Mountie

Adam Hibbert was arrested following a collision during a police pursuit on May 26, 2019

Greater Victoria nanny pleads guilty to child porn, sexual interference charges

Johnathon Lee Robichaud pleaded guilty to slew of sex crimes

Victoria man dies after skydiving incident on Vancouver Island

34-year-old had made more than 1,000 jumps

BC Wildfire Service to conduct night vision trials for helicopters in South Okanagan

This technology could assist with future firefighting operations

Most Read