|A portion of municipal reserve Lot 1R, Block 1, Plan 782 3421, which includes part of Heritage Grove Park, has certain encroachments onto it from an abutting parcel. The park lands are currently fenced, sodded, and being maintained as part of an existing manufactured home park unit located in the Mobile City Estates manufactured home court. The manufactured home in question has its west wall more or less located on the park's property line, with building extensions that include a significant covered deck and concrete pads, and is located within Heritage Grove Park. Nearly the entire property being sold by the City is affected by a right-of-way for an underground power line, which influences the value of the land. The City has received confirmation from Fortis that the appurtenances in the right-of-way can remain as is.
On January 14, 2019, Council approved the removal of reserve designation for the subject lands and also approved an amendment to the Land Use Bylaw to redistrict the lands for manufactured home use. To continue with the sale of the subject lands, administration must have authorization to sell the property. Two independent appraisals of the land were prepared by separate professional appraisers, which both came to similar land values. The average of the two appraisals results in a sale price of $9,700.00. If approved, the land sale agreement will be prepared and executed upon final subdivision of the land, which is to occur within 45 days of Council's action.