Creston town council approved the permanent move of the Creston Valley Farmers’ Market to town property adjacent to the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce at Tuesday’s regular council meeting.
Approval was recommended by town manager Lou Varela, who also proposed a funding method to ensure adequate water and electricity are available. Some grading and gravelling of the site, as well as dust control in the summer, will also be needed, she said.
Funds should come from the Community Development Program funds, which are allocated to regional areas and municipalities by the Regional District of Central Kootenay. In 2011 and 2012, the program funds were used to pay for murals painted in the downtown core.
“We now know what an important economic asset the farmers’ market is and moving it to the downtown core, where it will have more visibility, will benefit everyone, including downtown businesses,” she said.
The motions passed unanimously at a meeting in which Couns. Judy Gadicke and Joanna Wilson were away on explained absences.