By Cecilia Nasmith
Last week's debate at Cobourg council's committee-of-the-whole meeting on property-standards enforcement at the former Sidbrook Private Hospital may have ended inconclusively, but Councillor Aaron Burchat said this week that more concrete information can be expected this summer.
Consultations continue and an engineering report is available from three years ago, Burchat said. A staff report sharing these findings can be ready for council's Aug. 12 meeting.
The former grand mansion at the corner of King Street West and Abbott Boulevard later became a private hospital until government funding dried up around the turn of the century. It has sat unused since then, becoming a derelict and dangerous eyesore.
Meanwhile, as protection-services coordinator, Burchat shared statistics from the fire and building departments at this week's council meeting.
Year-to-date stats from the fire department as of the end of April show that there have been 570 incidents reported, with 141 training sessions undertaken and 121 fire-prevention activities conducted.
April statistics from the building department show 28 building permits were issued for the month (including 17 for new dwellings), representing construction worth more than $5.5-million and bringing the town $51,000 in revenues for permits and fees.
Year-to-date statistics as of April 30 show that 143 building permits were issued (including 40 for new dwellings), representing construction worth more than $15.1-million and bringing the town more than $159,000 in revenues.