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Town of Fort Macleod accepts offer on 320 acres

The Town of Fort Macleod has accepted an $8.5-million offer on the 320 acres previously designated for the police college.
Council made the decision last month at a special meeting.
No details of the offer were released.
Mayor Rene Gendre, Hoskin, councillors Gord Wolstenholme and Brent Feyter, chief administrative officer David Connauton, economic development manager Virginia Wishart, development officer Keli Sandford and lawyer James Possin were at the meeting.
The meeting was called to order at 12:05 p.m.
After the agenda was approved the meeting went into closed session for 54 minutes.
When the meeting was opened at 1 p.m., Wolstenholme made a motion to accept the offer for the 320 acres as presented.
Gendre, Hoskin, Feyter and Wolstenholme voted in favour of the motion.
That decision came two days after council held a closed session discussion at the end of a regular meeting.
After a closed session of an hour and 23 minutes, the regular meeting was reconvened.
Council then approved Wolstenholme’s motion to accept an offer of $8.5-million for the 320 acres, pending legal review.
Council then approved a motion by Coun. Michael Dyck to hold a special meeting at noon two days later to discuss the sale of the land in a closed session.
The provincial government planned to build the $122-million Alberta Public Security and Law Enforcement Training Centre on the 320-acre site in the southeast corner of Fort Macleod.
When Calgary and Edmonton police forces announced in August they would not train recruits in Fort Macleod, the Redford government cancelled the project.
The construction contract awarded, the design completed, the development permit issued, utility lines were being placed and construction crews were on site when Redford killed the project.
In 2013, the province paid the Town of Fort Macleod $10.26-million in compensation for the cancelled project.
The province compensated the Town of Fort Macleod for contract commitments, including $4.54-million for water and sewer; $454,950 for engineering for water and sewer; $341,000 for electrical service; $26,185 for electrical engineering; $63,200 for easement acquisition; $4,200 for highway crossing agreements; $600 for surveys; and $10,097 for miscellaneous costs.
The province gave the Town of Fort Macleod $4.18-million for costs associated with the waste water treatment plant built in part to support the police college project.
The town also got $102,343 to cover out of pocket expenses incurred since 2005.
In addition, the province returned to the town ownership of the 320-acre parcel.

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  1. town of fortmacleod Says:

    hope whom ever bought this land will put something in there were we in fort macleod will have job opportunities we all need to servive right know I cant even afford a loaf of bread and yes I work but the bills are just out of control

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Sep 11 - Wildrose Party will fight for Fort Macleod

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Sep 04 - Fort Macleod asks premier to reverse college decision

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Aug 29 - Residents of Fort Macleod punished for voting Wildrose

Aug 29 - Wildrose says Fort Macleod victim of Tory fiscal incompetence

Aug 29 - Government cancels funding for police training college

Aug 28 - Council awards police college permit

Aug 01 - Police training facility will be unique in Canada

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Oct 19 - Target schedule is set to build police college

Sep 27 - Stakeholders convene to discuss police college

Aug 24 - Police college sod-turning

Aug 16 - Police college sod-turning Mon. Aug. 22

Jul 26 - Fort Macleod puts more cash toward college

May 17 - Province moving ahead with police college plans

May 03 - Council okays transfer of police college land

Apr 05 - Police college site work could start in summer

Dec 01 - Macleod finds way to build police college

Dec 01 - Macleod pitches co-op to build police college

Nov 30 - Macleod feels positive about police college

Aug 25 - Police college partner possible

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Nov 25 - Regional group lobbies for police college

Sep 23 - Police college has not been shelved — yet

Jul 29 - Mayor: ‘Police college project not cancelled’

May 06 - Infrastructure minister says college a priority

Apr 22 - Facebook page supports police college

Apr 01 - Council lobbies for progress on police college

Feb 18 - Solicitor General urges police college patience

Nov 04 - Police college discussed during Question Period

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Jun 26 - Police college Web site created

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May 30 - Police college officials visit Fort Macleod

May 23 - Police college headlines open house

Mar 28 - Solicitor General: ‘Police college is coming to Macleod’

Jan 31 - Mayor strikes police college committee

Nov 22 - Steering committee meets to discuss police college

Sep 13 - Opportunity knocking for Fort Macleod

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Sep 13 - Police college is Fort Macleod’s destiny

Sep 13 - Mayor weathers police college criticism

Sep 13 - Fort Macleod celebrates successful college bid

Sep 06 - Fort Macleod lands Alberta police college

Sep 06 - P3 partners sought for police college

Sep 06 - Police training centre will be world-class

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Dec 21 - Macleod’s police college bid in province’s hands

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