The land has been declared surplus and the building is about to be sold. That’s the result of Monday night’s council meeting when it comes to the Waterloo Summit Centre. Huntsville town council accepted an offer from De Novo Trust Fund for just over $3.9 million. Huntsville put out a request for proposal on the centre back in July, and received five bids. Town officials say three of those bids were to buy the building, and two were to lease it. The town had an evaluation committee that looked at all of the options, and in the end recommended De Novo’s proposal be accepted.
Huntsville Mayor Scott Aitchison says council has been working to fund existing capital plans that includes all of the town’s municipal assets. He says part of that process means disposing of some assets that aren’t needed, so taxpayers don’t have to pay for them. He says De Novo Trust Fund will be a great addition to the community as they continue to focus on strengthening access to healthcare in our area.
The company plans to operate an alcohol and substance abuse treatment facility at the centre.
Public comments about the sale are now being accepted by the town, before it’s made official at the December 19th council meeting. You can write your comments to Crystal Best-Sararas, Deputy Clerk, 37 Main Street East, Huntsville ON P1H 1A1, by noon on December 14, 2017. The comments will then be presented to council on the 19th for council to consider.
Huntsville to open up bidding for the Waterloo Summit Centre