Gov­ern­ment should pay

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Coombs says the sit­u­a­tion could cost the town about $68,000 to ad­dress and he wants gov­ern­ment to pony up.

“ I don’t think the tax­pay­ers in Har­bour Grace should have to fork out one red cent for any of this,” he says. “ Look, four gov­ern­ment de­part­ments came here and closed this busi­ness down and as far as I am con­cerned they walked away and left coun­cil hold­ing the bag. They had to have known this would come back on coun­cil. In my opin­ion they started this and they should have to come up with the money to cover it. The money to pay for the build­ing be­ing torn down should come from those four gov­ern­ment de­part­ments.”

In the mean­time Coombs says they are do­ing what they can to se­cure the build­ing.

“ It’s an eye­sore, but worse than that it’s a death trap. We’re wor­ried about a fire be­ing started or some­one get­ting hurt or killed,” he says.

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