Media Release - Lincoln receives over $613,000 in flood damage assistance from Province

For Immediate Release

Town of Lincoln to receive over $613,000 in flood damage assistance from Province

Lincoln, ON – (Dec. 20, 2017) – The Town of Lincoln is receiving $613,648 in provincial funding as a result of the Town’s application to Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance program in response to this spring’s flooding damage across Lincoln.

The Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance provides funding to municipalities to repair damage from a natural disaster. This past April and May, Lincoln experienced unprecedented flooding along the shoreline and in communities. As such, for the first time in the Town’s history, a voluntary evacuation of residents was implemented during these heavy rainfalls along Lincoln’s shoreline due to safety issues.

The funding provided by the Province will recover costs associated with:

  • Repairing significant shoreline and road damage along lakeshore roads, to include Lakeside Dr., Lakeshore Rd. and Verity Lane
  • Repairing Charles Daley Park, including the accessible parking lot and further repairs on west side of park in 2018
  • The flooding response of additional pumping support of the sewer systems that became overwhelmed in Jordan Station and Campden

This funding is a result of assessment to date. However, the Town continues to assess damage to determine if there are additional costs of repair that may qualify for the Province’s cost recovery program. If so, the Town will ensure that additional information is forwarded to the Province.

About the Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance program.

Ministry of Municipal Affairs Bulletin regarding Lincoln's funding

Quotes:

“The Town is grateful for the Province’s Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance Program and the funding that has been allocated to Lincoln,” said Councillor Tony Brunet, Chair of Infrastructure Committee. “Municipalities are challenged with the growing costs of infrastructure, so when a natural disaster occurs this creates additional financial burden on the municipality. Programs such as this help lessen the financial impact and support maintaining our essential infrastructure.”

“When a natural disaster occurs, such as flooding, the Town’s priority is community safety and ensuring any public risk is mitigated,” said CAO Michael Kirkopoulos. “The recovery phase is where the Town focuses their efforts on assessing financial impact. Therefore, this funding from the Province is appreciated, allowing the municipality to return to a state of pre-disaster.”

Photos:

Shoreline along Lakeshore Road (May 2017)

Charles Daley Park shoreline (May 2017)

 

 

 

 

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Contact:
Carrie Beatty, Senior Communications Advisor
Town of Lincoln                                          
Office of the CAO
cbeatty@lincoln.ca                                      
905.563.2799 ext. 230 (office)
905.401.5707 (cell)

                       

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