How Would You Spend the Community Benefit Program Fund?

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The City of Kingston wants your feedback on how to allocate the proceeds from the Kingston Solar LP (Samsung) Renewal Energy Project Community Benefit Program Fund.

The fund is part of an agreement with Kingston Solar LP (Samsung), which is contributing $1,250 per megawatt (MW) of power produced by their project to the City of Kingston over the next 20 years. The first payment made to the Community Benefit Fund, for 2015 and all of 2016, was in the amount of $116,449.32.

This money was used to fund the planting of approximately 2,000 trees on private property within the vicinity of the Kingston Solar LP properties. Funds were also used to replace the outdoor play structure, plant trees and build a new shade structure at Elginburg Public School, in partnership with the Limestone District School Board.


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“The fund provides a positive return to the community – so we want the community to help decide how the 2017 monies are spent,” says Julie Salter-Keane, community projects manager.

COMMUNITY BENEFIT PROGRAM FUND PUBLIC MEETING

Offer your input on how to allocate the Community Benefit Program Fund:
• Come to the Rural Advisory Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23 at the Joyceville Fire Hall, 1648 Joyceville Rd.
• Go to the Community Benefit Fund page to offer your ideas and comments


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