Old VIC heading down the road
The power of information, as well as the voice of constituents, gave the Region of Queens Second thoughts about not selling the old Visitor Information Centre.
Last week, The Advance reported the old VIC was not going to be sold, because the building had salvageable parts. Brad Rowter, Director of Engineering and Works, told council there was about $1,000 worth of material, and would cost $250 for them to tear down. Two bids, $2 and $25, were rejected for being too low.
Since Committee of the Whole however, councillors decided that was not the best course of action.
Counc. Bruce Inglis spoke in favour of selling the building during Committee of the Whole, and voiced his concern again in Council.
Counc. Inglis says the Region is trying to lead by example by following three R’s. He added they didn’t know the real cost of storing the reusable parts, tearing the rest down, and the unnecessary space used in the landfill. “I’m not convinced it’s worth it.” Other councillors heard from their constituents on the issue, many speaking in favour of selling the building.
Counc. Owen Hamlin voted against selling the building originally, but says in light
Take one last look. Council decided to sell the old Visitor Information Center last Monday, and by the weekend it was on a trailer ready to be moved. The new owners, T&J Delany, hoped to have it moved to its new location by Sunday morning.