Town purchases final piece of Spirit Square

The Town of Golden Council has advised staff to move ahead with purchase of a small but special piece of land.

The Town of Golden Council has advised staff to move ahead with purchase of a small but special piece of land.

Since the creation of the Spirit Square in downtown Golden, the town has been renting a 64.3-square-metre section property from the Riverhouse Tavern.

“It’s the part of the Riverhouse property that used to be their parking,” said Jon Wilsgard, manager of corporate affairs for the Town of Golden.

The property was required for the Spirit Square design, and at the time the owner did not want to sell, so the town has been leasing it ever since.

“She has changed her mind, and wants the agreement to end,” said Wilsgard.

The land purchase, which is viewed as more of a “lot-line adjustment” is for the amount of $19,000.

The options presented to council were to either purchase the land for this amount, or continue to lease it. But Coun. Keith Hern requested that the resolution be pushed to a closed meeting to discuss a possible third option.

He suggested that it would be more cost effective for the town to just allow the Riverhouse to reclaim the piece of land for themselves, meaning that the town wouldn’t have to pay the purchase amount or rent.

Council decided to keep the land as part of Spirit Square, and make the purchase by a vote of 4-2 (Hern and Coun. Ron Oszust opposed).

 

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