The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) approved the expenditure of $33,000 last week from the Federal Gas Tax Community Works Fund to go towards plumbing and electrical upgrades at the Little Fort Community Hall.
With the funding, the Little Fort Community Association (LFCA) will upgrade the hall’s lighting fixtures with energy-efficient units and install plumbing fixtures with low-flow and automatic sensor units.
“The money is going to great use as it will make the Community Hall more energy efficient, as well as more functional,” said Bonnie CruzelleMyram, Electoral Area “O” (Lower North Thompson) director.
The Little Fort Community Hall is owned by the TNRD and operated by the LFCA.
The upgrades to plumbing and electrical systems at the Little Fort Community Hall come on top of two other major upgrade projects at the facility, both of which were also funded by Federal Gas Tax revenues. The first saw installation of new doors and a hot water tank, heating system, as well as upgrades to insulation, totalling $79,947. Well and water treatment upgrades were also done at the hall, a project that cost just over $19,000.
To date, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District has approved $2.64 million for 60 projects under the Federal Gas Tax Fund, which provides funding in support of municipal infrastructure that contributes to cleaner air, cleaner water and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.