We are good customers for the military - the armoury was something we just had to have too. I am still waiting
for news about what it can be used for besides storage and a sometime home for the market.
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 5 December 2015 at 12:02
Staff reported....town needs to buy it otherwise the Feds will sell it on the private market.
Meantime,some unknown insisted on a "Heritage" designation before it was determined to be surplus.
The town contrived the redundancy by evicting the town parks department and archives from a valuable town-owned facility's do handing it over to the Rangers but not before spending a few hundred thousand dollars on it. We continue with maintenance like a landlord must. It's a lose-lose situation and the lease was extended to thirty years. It was a dead-give-away
The old drill shed had already been listed as contaminated site by DND when we paid the Feds half a million dollars for it.
Councillors were informed of asbestos wrapped pipes and a figure required to remove it but
nothing about lead embedded in walls and other contaminants in soil.
Without side yards ,rear yard, frontage or space for parking, landscaping or screening from neighbours, a Bylaw Amendment for a change of use was unlikely and private interest in the property even less.
The musty-smelly, leaning structure had no potential use to any other party.
Save storage of mythical weapons of mass destruction such as were not found in Iraq, a surplus of light disarmed vehicles and who knows what hoard of sundry military junk not worth piling into the polluted premises.
A refugee from the land of milk and honey might spot the listing on Internet and become interested in an off-site bank with low wage labour within missile distance of a Trump White House.
A Missile loaded with counterfeit currency could possibly be launched to destroy the U.S. Economy.
Bring the enemy to his knees and follow the money.
We could have front row seats for capture of all intellectual property, centre of the information universe and epicenter of world culture.
Forget the Culture Precint. We have it made in the shade.