School de­mo­li­tion con­sid­ered

Town of Clarenville coun­cil look­ing at op­tions on prop­erty

The Packet (Clarenville) - - Front page - BY JONATHAN PAR­SONS

The Town of Clarenville is look­ing to take ac­tion about an old build­ing in the com­mu­nity they see as an eye­sore.

Chief ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cer David Har­ris and Mayor Frazer Rus­sell said at the Tues­day, Aug. 28 coun­cil meet­ing that they’ve been in con­tact with the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment re­gard­ing the closed pri­mary school on Pleas­ant Street.

“We re­cently sent a let­ter to our MHA re­quest­ing that he dis­cuss the con­di­tion of the build­ing with the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion and the min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion to auc­tion off that prop­erty, to re­move that prop­erty, any­thing they have to do to get rid of the prop­erty,” said Har­ris at the meet­ing.

He adds that the build­ing is in a “des­per­ate state of re­pair,” with graf­fiti, walls punched in, and is a fire haz­ard wait­ing to hap­pen, in his opin­ion.

Since it’s in a res­i­den­tial area, Har­ris even sug­gested ask­ing coun­cil to con­sider a de­mo­li­tion or­der for the struc­ture.

Har­ris says Terra Nova MHA Colin Hol­loway would be sit­ting down with the depart­ment to fig­ure out what

JONATHAN PAR­SONS — THE PACKET

The old pri­mary school build­ing in Clarenville.

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