CORONACH – The City of Coronach announced that it had received $5.9 million to replace its 1964 water and sewer lines and ensure the sustainability of the business district. The funds will be used for replacing water and sewer lines, as well as paving streets and new sidewalks in the business district.
Some of these lines are nearly 60 years old and need to be replaced to ensure a viable and sustainable business district in the city. The water pipe to the treatment plant will also be replaced.
Coronach is very fortunate to have this major infrastructure upgrade in hopes of retaining existing businesses and attracting new businesses to downtown.
“We are very pleased to have received funding of this magnitude to replace aging water and sewer infrastructure that has served well beyond its intended lifespan,” said Catherine MacKay Wilson, CEO of the town of Coronach.
“This funding will alleviate a significant future tax burden for our local community and drive business retention and expansion for our economy.”
The Town of Coronach will “reach out to the public with information and engagement sessions to learn what our businesses and residents believe is important for a redesign of Center Street and the two adjacent streets,” Mayor Calvin said. Martin. “We have a window of opportunity to impact the design of our business district with this funding and we want business owners and residents to share their ideas.”
A community engagement session will be held on Thursday, January 13 in the lobby of the Coronach Curling Rink from 6-8 p.m. A coffee-talk will be held at the rustic tavern starting Monday, January 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.