MINDEN HILLS, ON – It looks like Minden Hills has an idea of how to improve the community.

After public consultation and a series of council meetings with a Community Improvement Plan on the agenda, the town has officially passed a resolution enacting the plan.

Although the plan is still very much in the early stages, Stephanie Bergman, the Stantec representative handling the plan, explained that the overall goal is to find improvements for the downtown core. Whether that be the revitalization of storefronts, finding ways to occupy vacant buildings and stimulate growth within the community.

Before the plan was passed, Stantec and the township released a survey asking the community what they would like to see improved within downtown and based on the response on the 93.5 Moose FM Facebook page, some believe that more parking is needed, some felt that the roads as a whole needed work and others wanted to see ‘eyesore’ businesses get a facelift.

Now that the plan is passed, they will look at the different grants and funding programs available based on the needs of Minden Hills.

The proposed Minden Village Community Improvement Plan contains a toolbox of financial incentives designed to stimulate private sector investment, building and property rehabilitation, development and re-development within Minden Village.