Elkford’s Mayor says he still has projects he wants to finish in his fourth term with District council.
McKerracher ran unopposed in the Elkford mayoral race and has been acclaimed for the role.
He says he’s grateful for the community’s support and hopes to continue addressing the cost of infrastructure projects.
McKerracher says they are currently looking at new grants discussed at UBCM that could cover the entirety of the $12 million Middletown subdivision project.
“Communities under 5,000 applying for grants for infrastructure would be 100 per cent funded, so that’s a huge benefit for Elkford,” McKerracher says. “Our $12 million dollar project at Middletown, which we were prepared to fund for $4 million, is now going to be fully paid for if we can receive the grant.
McKerracher says they’ve already made preparations to receive the funding.
“We’ve already submitted the grant before we even went to UBCM and so I think we’re on top of the ladder,” McKerracher says. “The project is ready, its shelf-ready as they call it, and all engineered. We know what we have to do, so we’re looking forward to the grant application going through.”
McKerracher says he’s also looking forward to serving the community through 2021, which is Elkford’s 50th anniversary.
Elsewhere, Cranbrook Mayor Lee Pratt and Radium Mayor Clara Reinhardt will have another four years of office ahead of them.
Both have no competition in this year’s election and have been acclaimed.
– Elkford Mayor Dean McKerracher