The United Church in Pipestone was built in 1883. The RM of Pipestone says a $500 grant is to be received by every resident and could help fund halls, churches, cemeteries, clubs, recreation facilities, daycare or to contribute to infrastructure upgrades such as the water pipeline or paving. (FILE PHOTO)
It sure pays — literally — to live in the RM of Pipestone.
The RM of Pipestone Community Development Corporation has announced that for a second consecutive year, a $500 grant will be given per dwelling or unit within a rental dwelling to residents, either ratepayers or tenants, who have maintained residency in the RM of Pipestone from Dec. 1, 2011 to Oct. 31, 2012.
The RM of Pipestone Community Development Corporation asks recipients of this grant to consider using these funds in their area to benefit their community.
"This is an excellent opportunity for citizens of the RM of Pipestone to take ownership by supporting the amenities that mould the area," economic development officer Tanis Chalmers said in a release Thursday.
These funds could be used to support halls, churches, cemeteries, clubs, recreation facilities, daycare and the community foundation or to contribute to infrastructure upgrades such as the water pipeline or paving.
To apply, one application form per dwelling or rental unit must be completed by Dec. 12.
Proof of residency is required from the property owner of the residence by submitting utility bills or other evidence stating proof of residency or a signed statement of residency from the registered property owner if the resident is not the property owner of the residence.
To be eligible for this grant, current year’s taxes and debts to the RM of Pipestone must be paid.
Approval of grants is at the discretion of the Community Development Corporation.
Property owners can expect an application form in their post office box by mid-November or a form can be found online at rmofpipestone.com.
The Community Development Corporation is advising property owners to contact their tenant/s to inform them of this program as notices are only being mailed to property owners in the RM of Pipestone.
For more information about this program, contact the RM of Pipestone office at 204-877-3327.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition November 2, 2012