In this Mayor's Message I want to touch on a few of the projects that have happened in the town in the last while.
National Hotel, Discount Food & Country Attic
Of course we all know that the National Hotel has been demolished, which has cleaned up the downtown quite a bit. The Special Areas Board also did some demolition of their own, after purchasing the former Discount Foods and Country Attic buildings with a plan to add on to their building to the west. Keep an eye on the Town's website as there will be more information available in the near future regarding the development. The National Hotel lot is available for purchase and for more information please contact the Town Office.
Another project the Town has been working on is the completion of the Fielding Place development which is a fifteen lot residential development, with lots ranging in price and size. Council priced these lots in an attempt to recover the majority of the cost of the project including the purchase of the land and the development cost. You may have heard talk around town that the lots are too expensive. Council's decision to price the lots was with the intention that the Town would recoup the majority of the money spent on the project. The lots are now ready for home construction and you can acquire more information about the lots including the size and price at the Town Office.
Although it isn't a Town project, I'd like to mention the Roundhouse Restoration project. The Roundhouse Society is making progress on the restoration by acquiring an architect and consulting team to study the condition of the building, specifically the condition of the wooden timbers used in its construction. This is the first step in the restoration and will provide the Society with a better understanding of what will be required to renovate in the future. It's an exciting project and once completed will be a great attraction for our community.