Claiming the presence of a defect, the Municipality of the Township of Hatley demolish the building she bought in 2013 to set up his municipal office. Encrypted starting at $ 250,000, the bill now climbs to $ 600,000.
Mayor Martin Primeau was aware that work should be made to the building, but “not at this point.”
He said the inspections occurred at the time of purchase in 2013 had revealed nothing.Even the building of a party wall subsequently did not uncover problems.
“We had to physically open the walls to see construction issues,” says Primeau.
It’s really very important problem areas that weakened the building structure.
The building in question is the old cottage in the ski resort Montjoye, became Mount Hatley Park. The Municipality had bought half in 2013 to set up his municipal office.
This is the Hatley Group, owner of Mount Hatley Park, which owns the other half. Its chairman Martin Gemme says he was surprised by recent discoveries.
“By doing research they realized that there were abnormal things to the structure level,” he said.
A formal notice sent
The Municipality of the Township of Hatley recently filed an injunction against the Hatley Group, but an agreement between the two parties should be formalized at the end of the month.
The agreement provides for the purchase by the other half of the building Municipality, garage, several acres of land, easement lifted and another building near the Massawippi River.
Overall, what we wanted was to avoid litigation and above all try to get along amicably and that is what is being done right now.
In all, the purchase of his municipal office will cost $ 600,000 to the Township of Hatley.The Municipality hopes to sell land owned by Mount Hatley Park to mop up the bill for new acquisitions.