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Bracebridge considers Santa’s Village road allowance closing application

Bracebridge considers Santa’s Village road allowance closing application

Posted: 2022-04-25 11:31:23 By: thebay

The Town of Bracebridge is in-the-midst of a road closing application for the original shore road allowance for the famous 1624 Golden Beach Road – otherwise known as the road to Santa’s Village.

The staff has requested that it “be declared a surplus, stopped up, closed, and approved for sale for $148,147, plus HST.”

Recommendations include the Town be removed from the title, at an appraised value of $10,864, with a willingness to bear the cost, given the complex nature of the application, and all remaining costs borne by the purchaser.

They do not recommend the 40% reduction in the appraised value, as requested from Santa’s Village.

The transfer of road allowances will provide opportunity for a purchaser to maintain or develop the property in accordance with Official Plan and Zoning Requirements. However, the decision is still pending.