Kincardine council is reluctant to sell Centennial Park for $5,500 to
the adjacent landowner.
At the meeting Nov. 19, council decided to table the sale until it gets
more information about this 4.42-acre property which has an appraised
value of $25,000. It is located beside the former Bruce Township Central
Public School, now Tennyson's, and the park is no longer used by any
organized sports group. It has been maintained by contract since the
Initially, there was a question about the value of the land because it
is landlocked and is entitled to only a field entrance. The appraisal
did not comment on the value of the property if the MTO (provincial
transportation ministry) does not allow an access to Highway 21. The
majority of the property is zoned Environmental Protection (EP).
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"I think we're getting into too big of a hurry here,"
said councillor Gordon Campbell. "The price is not high enough. It's a
beautiful piece of land. I say we wait and see and get more
"It's a prime piece of property," agreed councillor Ron Hewitt, noting
that there are areas of the municipality zoned EP that end up with
building lots on them.
The matter was tabled, pending further information.