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null Choose how to spend the Kingston Solar LP Community Benefit Fund

November 5, 2019 -

Tree plantings, park land improvements and playground and shade structure installations are just a few of the ways the Kingston Solar LP Community Benefit Fund has made rural Kingston a more vibrant place for residents. Now, the City would like to hear from you as to how you would spend the Kingston Solar LP Community Benefit Fund in 2020.

Designed to help improve natural and recreational areas, this fund is part of an agreement with Kingston Solar LP (Samsung), which contributes $1,250 per megawatt of power produced by their solar project to the City. Within the City's boundaries, the project generates 73.6 megawatts, which makes the company's annual contribution to the fund more than $92,000. The balance of the fund with 2020 contributions is $93,997.36.

Projects that meet the fund's criteria for consideration include:

  • Planting trees in the public right-of-way and on private properties in the area of the Kingston Solar LP (Samsung) properties;
  • Park improvements in the rural area of Kingston; or
  • Acquisition of parkland/natural lands in the rural area of Kingston.

Collected since 2015, the fund has so far been used to plant approximately 2,000 trees near the solar project, replace a play structure, plant trees and build a shade structure at Elginburg Public School.

Tell the City how to spend the Community Benefit Fund

Online: visit GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca to rank how you would spend the fund. You'll also have an opportunity to add ideas for project consideration. Online feedback closes Nov. 25 at 4 p.m.

In person: come to the rural advisory committee meeting on Nov. 13 at the Glenburnie Fire Station, 1485 Unity Rd. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.

 

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