MVCA to Extend Financial Relief for 2017 Flood Victims

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December 6, 2017, Carleton Place — The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) Board of Directors today voted in favour of extending its decision to provide financial relief to 2017 flood victims. Initially this was to end on December 31, 2017, but due to a large number of applications received, there was concern not everyone affected has had the opportunity to submit. Therefore, the Board agreed to extend the deadline to August 31, 2018.

“Applications as a result of spring flooding continue to be received by MVCA staff,” said MVCA Manager of Planning and Regulations Matt Craig. “The Board’s decision will help ensure all affected residents of the 2017 flood from across the watershed can still take advantage of fee reductions for applications to undertake shoreline and home restoration work.”

In May 2017, the MVCA Board approved to reduce fees by 50% to permits received in relation to reconstruction/repair of residences and charge $25 for alteration of shorelines that have been impacted by the flood of 2017 along the Ottawa River. The reduction applies to current landowner applications only. As he did at the May meeting, board member and City of Ottawa Councillor for West Carleton Eli El-Chantiry who owns property in Constance Bay removed himself from the vote again, stating it was a conflict of interest.

For landowners looking for more information, contact MVCA head office at 613-253-0006.

MVCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario. Formed in 1968, MVCA’s mandate is to manage the watershed’s resources in partnership with our eleven member municipalities and the Province of Ontario. For more information, visit www.mvc.on.ca, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

Read initial media release here.

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MEDIA CONTACTS
Matt Craig
Manager of Planning & Regulations
613-253-0006 ext. 226
mcraig@mvc.on.ca

Shannon Gutoskie
Community Relations Coordinator
613-253-0006 ext. 225
sgutoskie@mvc.on.ca

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