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Clanwilliam-Erickson offering grant to Main Street businesses

16.05.2018 14:08
By: Matthew Higgs

Municipality will match funding for improvement to exterior designs

Erickson, MB (CKLQ) - The Municipality of Clanwilliam-Erickson is giving local business owners in Erickson an opportunity to improve their exterior design on Main Street.

Main Street is home to all but one business in the small town of Erickson, a spot that has actually lost a few businesses in the past few years.

Mayor Elgin Hall says it is an initiative being named the Main Street Enhancement project.

"We're just looking to make the section of businesses more appealing for people come and visit," said Hall.

The municipality will be asking businesses to send applications for an opportunity for matching funding up to $5,000 for an improvement to the exterior design.

Those projects could include building upgrades, signage, and landscaping.

The application must be submitted before June 25.

Hall says there was no negative responses about the project from any councillors.

"We recognize the importance of the design on Main Street," said Hall. "It's important for the tourists and visitors of the community, which is the lifeblood of our community in many ways."