New Kasapi Centre a ‘good deal’, says mayor

“Why did the town take on a building without having the property owner do the remedial work?”

The semi-annual Town of Lake Cowichan town hall meeting held Nov. 30 offered residents the opportunity to talk to their town councillors on a wide variety of subjects.

Katherine Worsley wanted to know what was happening with the newly-acquired Kasapi Centre, which may need remedial renovation because of mould now and at some stage of development, because of asbestos.

“Why did the town take on a building without having the property owner do the remedial work?” she asked.

Forrest told her the town was not going to ask someone who was donating a property to do that.

“Also, the town was excited to get the building and land. If it costs $20,000 to do an upgrade on an asset worth $400,000, then it’s still a good deal,” he said.

Worsley asked if the town was allowed to tear down the building if it would cost too much to fix it and Forrest said that, at least, could be done.

“We’re allowed to clear it but the property must remain in public use, we couldn’t sell it for residential or something like that,” he said.

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