North Huron council tasked staff with selling two properties worth between 15-20+ million dollars depending on how they were promoted/sold. The taxpayers got -$15,000 total for both properties. That is not a typo, negative $15,000.
These two properties belonged to the Wingham Ward taxpayers. The proceeds from these properties could have funded free property taxes for the Wingham Ward for 3-10 years, longer if done right.
Now you might be excited about the prospect of free property taxes for 3 or so years for Wingham, and how property values would jump 50-100%. A potential huge windfall for our entire community, but this is Canada’s most corrupt square mile.
Council and town staff sold the 77 acre airport for $200,000 according to government documents and numerous sources. There is the potential for 77 – 500 building lots. NOTE: $200,000 is less than the cost of one building lot in Wingham.
According to documents and sources, council and town staff made the taxpayers pay over $215,000 to tear down the historic Wingham Armories and former police station. This property would have sold for $500,000 – $1,000,000+ if put on MLS. They could have given the property to anyone for free, and we would have been further ahead since the property would start generating property tax revenue.
To be clear, council “sold” our Airport, Historic Armories & Police station we got a bill for $15,000+.
Please take the time to contact council with the information below. Next council meeting is Tuesday at 6pm.
UPDATE: NH Staff finally confirmed the airport did sell for $200,000; however the cost to demolish the Armories was only $116,000 so far according to staff. The cost to turn it into a useable parking lot is expected to more that double that amount.
North Huron Contact Info:
Bernie Bailey – 595 Josephine St. Wingham (519) 357-4668 [email protected]
Trevor Seip – 395 Carling Terrace (519) 357-7759 [email protected]
Paul Heffer – 280 Manor Road (519) 357-3594 – [email protected]
Anita van Hittersum – 84012 Hoover Line – (519) 523-4492 [email protected]
Chris Palmer – 39331 Belfast Road (519) 357-3385 [email protected]
Kevin Fascist Falconer – 303 King Street (519) 955-0301 [email protected]
Ric McBurney – 202 Thuell St, Blyth(519) 441-7415 [email protected]