Airport house officially up for the taking

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By Barb McKay

 

A request for proposals is being issued for the vacant house at the Kincardine airport after it was declared surplus by council last week.

 

Kincardine council decided at the beginning of the month to rid itself of the airport house after attempts to find a suitable tenant failed. The request for proposals (RFP) is for the removal of the house, including the foundation.

 

Inquiries have already been made about the house, including one to councillor Ken Craig about the possibility of leasing the house for a church. But CAO Murray Clarke said he was led to understand from the previous council discussion that the municipality did not want to be a landlord any longer.

 

“It is staff’s strong recommendation that the house be removed,” he said.

 

Councillor Jacqueline Faubert said she had received a phone call from someone who suggested that materials from the house could be used by Habitat for Humanity. Clarke said that was certainly a possibility and had already had discussions with the organization about potentially taking fixtures.