The municipality of Summerland sustained damages from floods in 2017 and 2018. The municipality is now applying for funding to repair some of the work along Lakeshore Drive, from the 2017 flood. (Summerland Review file photo)

The municipality of Summerland sustained damages from floods in 2017 and 2018. The municipality is now applying for funding to repair some of the work along Lakeshore Drive, from the 2017 flood. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland seeks funds for flood damage work

Municipality applying for grant for repair work on Lakeshore Drive

The municipality of Summerland is applying for funding from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program — COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream for work in the Lakeshore Drive area.

The Lakeshore Drive repairs and erosion project has an estimated cost of $485,000.

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During the spring flooding of 2018, a section of the road shoulder on Lakeshore Drive as eroded and concrete barriers were undermined and displaced. This section, roughly 200 metres in length, is south of Crescent Beach.

Municipal staff considered 11 projects before suggesting the Lakeshore Drive work.

The project is the only one to meet all funding eligibility criteria, Kris Johnson, director of works and infrastructure, said in a report to municipal council.

“As the Lakeshore Drive Repairs & Erosion Control project supports critical infrastructure and provides the most value in meeting our strategic objectives, staff recommend Council support an application to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program — COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream for the Lakeshore Drive Repairs and Erosion Control project,” the report states.

If the grant application is successful, the municipality would receive 100 per cent of the funding for the project. The application deadline is Jan. 27 and the work must be completed by the end of this year. Projects must begin by Sept. 30.

Summerland council will commit to ineligible costs and cost overruns.

The motion carried with Coun. Doug Holmes opposed.

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