The Minden & District Horticultural Society will be exempt from the Minden Hills policy about municipal grants to community groups.

Earlier this year, council decided that community groups would be granted a maximum of 750 dollars per year. However, the Society asked to be exempt and for their status as a Township Sponsored event to continue.

In the past, the municipality and the society agreed that in exchange for waiving rental fees, the society maintains all of the trees and plants in the village.

At yesterday’s meeting, council agreed they are exempt from the policy and the standing agreement will continue.