Oliver used some of their COVID-19 Safe Restart grant funds to make safety improvements to their Town Hall. (Google Maps photo)

Oliver used some of their COVID-19 Safe Restart grant funds to make safety improvements to their Town Hall. (Google Maps photo)

Oliver breaks down use of COVID-19 recovery funds

The town will be saving a portion of the $1.59 million they received from the province

The Town of Oliver has put together plans on how to use some of the $1.59 million COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant funds they received.

The funds, part of the province’s $425 million in municipal support, are intended to support local governments with dealing with increased operating costs and reduced revenues from COVID-19.

The town of Oliver is looking at using $626,000 of the funds they received for costs and shortfalls in 2020’s budget.

READ MORE: RDOS, Keremeos, Oliver, Osoyoos to receive Safe Restart grant funding

That is broken up into $541,000 to make up for reduced revenue, and $85,000 to cover increased costs.

Revenue for 2020 was lowered through reductions to water, sewer and solid waste user fees, as well as reductions to tax and utility penalties, as approved by town council.

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