Firstly, a promise to secure the area with fencing has yet to occur and as such, it’s still easily accessible and second, taxpayers, not the Lions Club, are responsible for maintaining the property.
SaultOnline reached out to the City to ask them what this is costing taxpayers and received a response from Travis Reid, Manager of Parks.
“The City is maintaining the site at Pointe Des Chenes. We had budgeted an extra $14,000 to cover the additional grass cutting/trimming, utilities, litter and garbage pick up at the site,” said Reid. “The Pointe Des Chenes site is secured by way of entrance gates that are opened and closed daily (9am-9pm) by City staff and Security Services in the evening.”
Add to that the $50,000 the closure is estimated to cost organizations in the area, is this going to become another Hudson Street, a purchase without a plan?
Stay with SaultOnline as we continue to follow this and stories coming out of City Hall.