Millet Public Library applies for accessibility funding

Town of Millet council approved liability contribution: $4,430

In a move to make its facilities more accessible, the Millet Public Library is seeking grant funds to install automatic handicapped assist doors.

The library is applying to the Enabling Accessibility Fund Workplace Stream Project. Funding is available up to $50,000 maximum per project.

Applicants must meet the 35 per cent leveraging requirement.

During Millet town council’s June 28 meeting councillors approved a request to provided the needed $4,430 and a letter of support towards the library’s application.

The total estimated cost of the project is $12,657.

Coun. Doug Peel says the current entrance of the library is difficult for those in wheelchairs or other limited means of mobility to use. “It’s a very restrictive door.”