Huntsville to vote on Waterloo Summit Centre sale next week
The sale of the Waterloo Summit Centre could be made official next week. Huntsville town council has its last meeting of the year on Tuesday, and will be reviewing public comments on the sale before voting to finalize the deal.
The town decided last month to sell the building to a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre for just over $3.9 million. It has been looking for a solution for the building since the University of Waterloo backed out of its lease agreement a year early, back in March. The town put out a request for proposal in the summer and received five bids, three to buy and two to lease. An evaluation committee looked at all of the options and recommended the treatment facility.
Public comments were being accepted until December 14th, and the majority of written letters posted to the council agenda are against the sale. Property values and safety concerns are the biggest sticking points this far. Council will go over the letters and put it to a vote on Tuesday, the meeting gets underway at 10:00am.
Public comments on Waterloo Summit Centre sale now being accepted