Published on: November 15, 2019
ESPANOLA – A tentative agreement has been reached by the Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board (DSB) and Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS) for the transfer and sale of property owned by DSB in Gore Bay, along with the 10-unit Woods Lane apartment social housing property.
“At our previous board meeting the board passed a motion allowing for negotiations to take place for the transfer and sale of the vacant land located on Water Street in Gore Bay, along with the 10-unit Woods Lane apartment social housing property, to the Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services,” said Fern Dominelli, CAO of the DSB, late last week.
Mr. Dominelli said with negotiations complete, “we have an agreement in place, that they (OAHS) will be considering for ratification on November 13 and our board will consider at our meeting November 28.”
As was reported in last week’s edition of the Recorder, Gore Bay Mayor Dan Osborne said he had researched this and (if the negotiations are positive) it will be a benefit to the town. He said, OAHS’ priority is to take First Nations persons first, but will take non-First Nations persons in terms of rentals of housing spaces. They already own one (housing unit) in the town on Dennis Street.