Family requests more information relating to High Street property

Lisa Goudy
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Coun. Fraser Tolmie moves to table his motion on Tuesday night regarding the property acquisition of a High Street West property to the next council meeting on Sept. 17.

Discussion at city council regarding the future of the property acquisition at 105 High St. W. will have to wait.

During Tuesday’s regular council meeting, Coun. Fraser Tolmie introduced a property acquisition motion regarding the donation of the property at 105 High St. W. However, Tolmie moved to table the motion to the next regular council meeting on Sept. 17. It was passed unanimously.

“As it stands, the family would like to have more information relating to this property and their offers to the city,” said Tolmie.

The motion stated: “That city administration be authorized to enter into negotiations with the land owner of 105 High St. W. for the acquisition of this property and report back to city council with a recommendation of a source of funding for the demolition and removal of this building.”

In a letter dated Aug. 16 addressed to Tolmie, Robert and Monique Marciszyn, the owners of the property, stated in their “only public statement” they are prepared to give the city the first right of refusal to obtain the property. They also said the property would be a donation to the city in exchange for a tax receipt for the value of the land. The city would also develop green space for people to meet and improve the area’s appearance surrounding Mosaic Place.

A report to council from Garry McKay, the city manager, dated Aug. 30 stated that if the city accepts the offer to acquire the property, the city would need to identify a funding source for $335,000. That includes the demolition cost of $170,000 and park development cost of $165,000.

For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Times-Herald

Geographic location: High Street

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  • Jackie
    September 05, 2012 - 10:49

    Are you kidding me????? The city has no money to fix anything to do with roads and the cpr dam but we have money to throw away for anything to do with the multimess. I hope for the taxpayer's sake that the upcoming city election gets rid of those on council that think the citizens of Moose Jaw have an endless supply of money to waste on wants. Tolmie needs to go.

  • Bob Harrison
    September 05, 2012 - 09:48

    Would it be possible to get more money from Ray Boughen and the feds under some kind of Sports or beautification funding?