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How would you spend the Community Benefit Program Fund?

May 2, 2016 -

The City of Kingston wants your feedback on how to allocate the proceeds from the Kingston Solar LP (Samsung) Renewal Energy Project Community Benefit Program Fund. 

The fund is part of an agreement with Kingston Solar LP (Samsung), which is contributing $1,250 per megawatt (MW) of power produced by their project to the City of Kingston over the next 20 years.  The first payment made to the Community Benefit Fund $116,449.32 (for 2015 and all of 2016).

"The fund is a way to ensure that the Kingston Solar LP project is providing a positive return to the community – so we want the community to help decide how the monies are spent," says Lanie Hurdle, commissioner, community services.

Community Benefit Program Fund Public Meeting

Offer your input on how to allocate the Community Benefit Program Fund:

The City and Kingston Solar LP also have a similar Community Vibrancy Fund agreement for which the City receives $2,700/MW for the next 20 years. The first payment to that fund, $251,530.52, has been allocated to the Natural Parkland Reserve Fund for the acquisition of natural lands in the rural area of Kingston.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.  Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.