UPPER CLEARWATER — The grant-in-aid for the Upper Clearwater Community Hall will remain in place.
A petition to eliminate the grant barely failed to reach the required number.
Of 116 petitions delivered to property owners in the public assent process, 56 were received in support of doing away with the annual $5,000 grant to the Upper Clearwater Farmers Institute for the operation of the hall. Deadline was June 14.
For the petition to succeed, 50 per cent or more of property owners in the service area with a net taxable value of properties totaling 50 per cent or more was needed.
Fifty-eight petitions were needed to reach the 50 per cent mark.
In the petition process, individual petitions are delivered to property owners in a service area. They can either sign and return them by a deadline, or ignore them, effectively voting yes or no.