Minden Hills wants to make its downtown core more appealing to residents and visitors. Council learned last month the township will be receiving nearly $2,000 more from a provincial fund than it expected. The over $43,000 going to Minden comes from the Main Street Revitalization Initiative, which is from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Mayor Brent Devolin says he considers a large area as part of downtown Minden.

Devolin also says part of the criteria of the funding is that it needs to be invested in a township’s downtown area. According to the funding’s criteria, the dollars can go towards marking initiatives, signage, streetscaping, and landscaping just to name a few.

He adds there will be policies in place on how to make downtown Minden shine.

Devolin also says this is the start of what he calls an exciting process for the township.