SD&G community donations approved

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

SD&G – Council has approved $25,000 in various donations to outside groups and events.

The largest share — $9,000 – will be going toward various SD&G fairs this summer.

There is $5,000 each for the St. Lawrence River Institute and the SD&G Highlanders Museum.

The council has also given $5,000 to the SD&G Police Services Board to be distributed by the board for various initiatives.

A final $1,000 has been set aside for miscellaneous donations that may come up throughout the year.

While the funding was formally adopted in the 2017 budget, council voted separately on the donations on the advice of its auditor.