Wreckers ball aimed at Truros old public works complex

Jason Malloy
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TRURO - An eyesore entering Truro will be demolished later this week.
The former public works facility, located along the Salmon River on Mill and Bayview streets, will be torn down as employees, who worked in the buildings, have moved into a new $2.124-million, 24,000-square foot building in the industrial park.
"It feels goods to me, I bet it feels fantastic to them," Mayor Bill Mills told the Truro Daily News on Monday. "I am hearing from different foremen that they're quite pleased with the facilities up in the industrial park. It's like the Taj Mahal to them."
The former facilities have been discussed for relocation for many of Mills' 20 years on council. The prospect of re-development of the former site has people and politicians excited. Earlier this year, the town issued a request for proposals for the property and received no submissions but there now appears to be some interest in the location.
"I've heard a couple of people already have expressed an interest to (the Colchester Regional Development Agency)," Mills said. "Depending on what they have in mind,
we'll certainly open negotiations, so that's a positive."
Earlier this summer, Webster's Trucking and Excavation, a Truro company, won the contract to demolish the buildings. The cost of the work is $72,500.
The public will get a chance to view the new facility during an open house in September. A date has not been set.


Organizations: Truro Daily News, Colchester Regional Development Agency

Geographic location: TRURO, Salmon River

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