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Demolish or Repair Decision to be Made for Grace Hospital, Monday

Tuesday January 31st, 2012, 3:50pm


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After giving the owner of Grace Hospital until Monday January 30th 2012 to complete necessary cleanup and repairs to the site, the City of Windsor will now take action on the site.

This afternoon Mayor Eddie Francis held a news conference in his office.

He said at 10am this morning building officials from the city visited the site and have reported back that not all outstanding orders on the property have been remedied. This includes removal of construction debris on all floors, and securing all exterior entries to the building.

Mayor Francis said progress has been made on the property, but not to the satisfaction of the building department.

Mayor Francis said there will be no more extensions of building department compliance orders. He said on Monday city council will receive a report with two options.

One will be to demolish the buildings and charge back that cost on the property taxes.

The second option will be for the city to clean up and secure the site and then bill those costs on the owners property taxes.

The city says that a total of $1,143,097 in tax arrears are owed on the site and the City can legally sell the building as of June 29th of this year.

Estimate costs to clean up the site is $85,000. The estimated cost to demolish the buildings is in the range of $2 – $3.1 million.

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