Quick Update – West Fernie Servicing & Restructure Project

To keep the community in the loop, we wanted to give you an update on some of the things we have been doing on the West Fernie Servicing and Restructure Project.

On May 2, a General Strategic Priority Fund (GSPF) application was submitted for this project requesting a grant of $13,600,000.   The application deadline is May 31, 2012 and funding announcements are expected this winter.

A Request for Proposal was also sent to a number of consulting firms in May to complete a Cost/Benefit Analysis on including West Fernie within the City of Fernie.  The contract is expected to be awarded at the June RDEK Board meeting.  We then anticipate being back out in the community in the fall with the results.