Single bidder gets Port property

  • Sep. 10, 2007 7:00 p.m.

Port Clements council has accepted the only bid it received for a piece of property at 130 Adams Avenue. Ron Tinsley bid $20,500 for the lot. Council members voted to accept the offer when they met last Tuesday (Sept. 4), noting it was over their asking price of $19,500. The village acquired the vacant lot after the 2005 tax sale, village clerk Heather Nelson-Smith. It was up for sale because the previous owners had not paid the property taxes on it. The village has a couple of other vacant pieces of land which it will probably sell in the future, Ms Nelson-Smith said. However, these pieces are unserviced and will need some work done before they can be sold. In other Port news: . Mayor Cory Delves and councillor Brock Storry will be meeting with Northern Health officials at the Union of BC Municipalities convention later this month. They’ll be asking that travelling services like medical specialists and the mammogram unit make stops in Port when they’re here. . Council members voted to ask their public works department to take a closer look at culverts in town, after a heavy rainfall in late August left water running down the road. Mr. Delves, who received a call from a resident complaining about the situation, said it looks like some of the culverts and ditches in town might be blocked. . Port now has a sister city in the southern hemisphere. The mayor of the Chatham Islands, a small community located off the southeastern coast of New Zealand, wrote to Mr. Delves proposing the sister city relationship following a visit by Chatham Islands district and regional council general manager Owen Pickles. Mr. Pickles chose to visit Port Clements because the town seemed the closest in size and remoteness to the Chathams. “The similarities and differences between our regions, one in the northern and the other in the southern hemisphere, could perhaps help glean and and promote methodologies which might mirror greater wellbeing in the future for both our regions,” mayor Patrick Smith wrote. He also wrote that the Chathams are similar in size and shape to Graham Island, and are just as isolated. Port Clements council members voted to endorse the sister city relationship and see if there are ways for the two communities to work together.

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