At Monday’s (Aug. 10) Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services (EICS) Committee meeting, Burlington Economic Development will bring forward a report on supports for main street businesses.
The recommendation is provided below, while you can view the full report by clicking this link: BEDC 05-20 COVID-19 Business Support.
Receive and file Burlington Economic Development Corporation report BEDC-05-20 regarding Main Street Business Support; and
Direct the Chief Financial Officer to earmark $125,000 in funds as a COVID-19 expense to support main street business and complement the Digital Main Street and Provincial Safe Restart COVID-19 programs, subject to Halton Region matching these funds; and
Request that the Region of Halton match the City of Burlington’s contribution of $125,000 and earmark these funds to support main street businesses in Burlington; and
Request that Burlington Economic Development work with City of Burlington to recommend a Main Street Business Support Program and appropriate delivery partners, subject to receiving details on the Provincial Safe Restart COVID-19 program and a suitable program being permitted under municipal legislation; and
Direct the Executive Director of Burlington Economic Development to report back verbally to Council on the next steps during the September COVID-19 update, in keeping with the above recommendations
The EICS Committee begins at 9:30 a.m. on Monday (Aug. 10) and can be watched virtually online at burlington.ca/calendar.