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Land sale focus of special Elliot Lake Council meeting

Council meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. via ZOOM
File photo shows Elliot Lake City Hall in July, 2018. Kris Svela for ElliotLakeToday

Elliot Lake City Council will hold a special virtual meeting Tuesday, June 30. The recommendation up for consideration is the sale of a small piece of city-owned land on Timber Road to Timberock.

The accompanying site plan for the .25 acres off Timber Road is contained in a report from Elliot Lake Economic Development Coordinator Ashten Vlahovich.

In her written report, Vlahovich noted, "Timberock Inc. approached the Municipality in late 2018 about purchasing a small section of property located on the Public Works yard adjacent to their property. Staff undertook preliminary work on the proposal but it was postponed. In 2019 Timberock was purchased and  the intent to purchase the piece of property was resurrected with City staff in early 2020. Staff have worked with the proponent to provide an agreement of purchase and sale, site plan control agreement and an access agreement for the property."

"Timberock has been an integral business and employer in the manufacturing sector for many years. It has been expanding shifts and requires the proper spacing for parking for employees, as well as proper space for shipping and receiving. Being that it is land locked by two other existing businesses, the only space for  expansion is to utilize space that is currently owned by the City. The land is occupied by Public works and is being used as overflow storage of unused vehicles." 

The 0.25 acres will allow Timberock to complete a parking lot expansion that will create a safer flow of traffic and includes accessible parking.

The sale of land is for $10,000 along with applicable taxes with the addition of legal fees of up to $1,500 being covered by Timberock. 

The Special Council meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. via ZOOM and will be live streamed on the City of Elliot Lake website. 

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