Minto hires deputy chief building official, approves CIP grants

MINTO – Town council has approved two Community Improvement Program (CIP) grants and the hiring of a deputy chief building official.

David Wilson was officially appointed deputy chief building official at the Oct. 6 meeting.

A lifelong resident of Palmerston, Wilson has been an active member of the local Lions Club.

He previously held the position of building inspector in North Perth.

CAO Derrick Thomson told the Advertiser Wilson has helped out with inspections for the Town of Minto when needed “and has fostered good relationships with the contractors in the area.”

Thompson added, “We are looking very forward to working with David and I know that he will fit in well with the staff here at the Town of Minto.”

CIP grants

Also on OCt. 6, council approved CIP grants worth just under $4,000.

Council approved a signage grant for the Red Express Market on Elora Street in Clifford. The town will provide $475 toward the cost of a sign valued at $950 for the recently-opened business.

Council also approved a façade improvement grant of $2,450 and a signage grant for $1,000 for Harper Homes, located on Main Street in Palmerston.

With the approval of the two grants, the town will have provided $40,351, to local businesses from $60,000 budgeted for the CIP program in 2020.