DAN CEARNS The Standard
UXBRIDGE: With a new fire hall set to be completed by the end of this year, Uxbridge Council decided, on Monday, Sept. 26th, to declare the current fire hall site, at 17 Bascom St., surplus.
According to a report by clerk Debbie Leroux, staff have already received an appraisal for the current fire hall, with a valuation slightly over $1 million.
A decision will be made, by Council, on how the proceeds will be allocated during the 2017-18 budget deliberations. Regional Councillor Jack Ballinger thought Council had already made a decision, on the possible sale funds.
“My understanding was, I thought the proceeds were going towards the cost [of the new fire hall],” he said.
However, Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor clarified what the recommendation meant.
“That hasn’t changed. All I am saying is, put it in for budget discussions,” she said.
The clerk will now receive prices on real estate services, and will bring them back to Council to decide whether employing a real estate company is the avenue they want to go in.
Ward 2 Councillor Pat Molloy expressed his concern, with the Township receiving quotes from real estate companies and brokers.
“It is not like you are going to somebody regarding what it would cost to build something. People can throw out any number they want, anybody can say anything,” he said.
Ward 3 Councillor, Dave Barton, questioned if the Township wanted to go through a real estate company, or try to sell it themselves. However, Council decided to receive the prices from the firms, or brokers, and go from there.
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