TRURO - A request for proposals is to be put out by the County of Colchester regarding what to do with the former Tatamagouche library.
The land and building are currently assessed at $76,300 although the market value could be greater or less than that amount.
The county had received a request from the Royal Canadian Legion in Tatamagouche to have the property turned over to it for use as parking lot for a $1 nominal fee.
"I am requesting that Colchester County Council should give very serious consideration to the fact that our legion would benefit greatly from this land," president Wayne Mingo wrote to the municipality. "As we have no parking for older or disabled veterans, this land would be put to great use as a parking lot for our veterans."
Council was told that interest has also been shown in the property, for use as residential, retail and office space.
While Mayor Bob Taylor and Councillor Ron Cavanaugh both argued to support the legion's request, council ultimately voted to issue a request for proposals.
"I just don't know why we would give that amount of money away," Coun. Karen MacKenzie said, of the potential $76,000 selling price.
"We have to be accountable to taxpayers," she said, adding that the village has received "lots and lots" of municipal funding in recent years.
Solicitor Jeffrey Hunt told council that if the property was disposed of for less than fair market value, such a decision would require a two-thirds majority vote and a public hearing.