A resident’s comments.
I hope that you have taken the time to read my two previous comments on the Wilson Farmhouse and have viewed the supporting photographs. I wish to ask council to make the right decision and not withdraw the Notice of Intention to Designate the property known as 80 Simmonds Drive, with Section 2(14) of the Ontario Heritage Act.
I would ask Council and Mayor to support Councillor Piper’s Notice of Motion:
“That Staff be directed to issue a Request for Expression of Interest for the sale or lease of 80 Simmonds Drive (Wilson Farmhouse) for a period of 120 days for community use or residential use (including its permitted use under the Zoning By-law).
And that staff report back at a future meeting of Council all Expressions of interest received, for evaluation and further direction.
And that, if no Expressions of Interest are received, or deemed appropriate by Council for further consideration, that the farmhouse at 80 Simmonds be demolished and its materials, where possible, be salvaged for reuse or recycling. LP