UPDATE: The Wingham Airport sale/scandal paperwork shows Gregory Friel Stewart as the “lawyer” for North Huron taxpayers, and that they claimed Market Value of the land as zero dollars.
North Huron council is attempting to reassure the Public that there was no malfeasance regarding the 77 acre airport (potential for 600 lots) “selling” for $200,000, far less than the cost of a single building lot in Wingham. Council sold the 77 acre airport for the equivalent of $330/lot.
Council claims that the Wingham Ward taxpayers will be further ahead in two years by dumping the property for pennies on the dollar.
Council will be available for your feedback and questions 7pm Thursday 29Sept, upstairs at Wingham Town Hall.
The airport is estimated to be worth 4 and 120 million dollars depending how it is sold and promoted. The airport and the 77 acres made money for the Wingham Ward taxpayers, the appreciation in property value alone ($400,000 – $2,000,000/a) more than covers any inflated costs council and staff claimed in order to push through the sale.
NOTE: You can get over 600 building lots on 77 acres at 8 lots per acre. $200,000/lot would have yielded 120 million dollars. Enough to fund approximately 20 years of free property taxes for the Wingham Ward.
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]