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Moorefield public works facility declared surplus, offered for lease

by Patrick Raftis

MOOREFIELD - The township’s former public works building here will soon be offered for lease, Mapleton council has determined.

Council directed staff to prepare a bylaw to declare the building surplus to the municipality’s needs at the June 27 meeting and authorized staff to proceed with the listing of the building for lease through Royal LePage RCR Realty.

The building is no longer needed since the completion of the new municipal maintenance facility on Sideroad 16.

The new facility, located at the site of the municipal administration centre, was officially opened on May 24.

The previous public works building was destroyed by fire in 2013. The township operated out of its Moorefield facility until moving into the new eight-bay shop last December. The move consolidated the township’s public works maintenance operations into one facility.

A staff report from CAO Brad McRoberts indicates Royal LePage has proposed a lease rate for the entire building, with a reasonable amount of yard space, in the $4,000 to $5,000 per month range. Tenants would be responsible for utility expenses. The property tax allocation for the building, as subsequently assessed by Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), would be the responsibility of the tenant.

“As Moorefield’s municipal drinking well is located directly behind the building, any future prospective tenant would need to operate a business that wouldn’t pose any future source water protection concerns,” the report states. “This may include compatible uses or the requirement to have appropriate prohibitions or risk management plans in place.”

A bylaw to officially declare the building surplus was on the agenda for the July 11 council meeting.

 

July 14, 2017

 
 

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