Minden’s Economic Economic Development, Destination and Marketing Officer is looking to prioritize what’s needed.

Emily Stonehouse, the aforementioned staff member, met with Minden Hills council yesterday to go over what is being planned for the rest of the calendar year.

Stonehouse explained, in a general overview, there is a lot of things that she hopes to accomplish over the next year including parts of the Downtown Revitalization Project. She says originally the revitalization was going to get $49,968.71, but it has since been reworked to remove items that were not financially feasible right now.

According to Stonehouse, the following items are still going forward in 2019.

Wayfinding/Signage/Murals $6000
Minden Mercantile Bus Platform $5000
Downtown Waste Receptacles $5000
Downtown Benches $5000
Decorative Lighting $7000
Custom Planter Boxes $1500
Additional Planters $10,000
Hanging Baskets $1500
Event Signage $1000
Upgrade Shrub Beds $1000
Total $43,000

Aside from the downtown project, Stonehouse said she would like to see the creation of a community business stakeholder association, more involved website content creation, the creation of a business support space for new and existing businesses to use. as well she is hoping to expand the experience and events going on at the Minden Hills Cultural Centre.

Her full report can be found by clicking here.