Bylaw to extend hotel’s redemption period

Traveller's Hotel owner given an extension on outstanding balance payment

  • Sep. 13, 2011 1:00 p.m.

By Matthew Peterson – Ladysmith Chronicle

Council gave the first readings to a bylaw to give the owner of the Traveller’s Hotel one more year to pay the outstanding balance.

Mayor Rob Hutchins said the bill includes costs the town incurred after it was forced to do some repair work to the bricks on the upper levels and for outstanding taxes — now in the fourth year.

“We had to invest money as a community because it was a safety hazard for the pedestrians in that alleyway as well as the cars.”

The hotel was put up for public auction last year, but there was no bids.

The price then was $336,757.11.

“So what happens in that case … the owner of the property has another year to pay the property tax and redeem the property.”

That brings the situation to this September, the month that extra year would have run out.

“In this case, the property owner has asked us for an extension,” said Hutchins.

The Chronicle has tried to get in touch with the owner of the hotel, and will continue to try and find out what is planned for the Traveller’s Hotel.

Just Posted

Local vape store owner welcomes move to cap nicotine levels in vape liquids

Nicotine content has been limited to 20 milligrams per millimetre

Talks between Western Forest Products and union break down

No more negotiations imminent between United Steelworkers 1-1937 and company

Town of Ladysmith water testing confirms safety of drinking water

The Town has increased the frequency of lead and heavy metal testing in the local water supply

Four arrested after report of shots fired in Cedar

RCMP arrest four suspects in high-risk takedown near Raines Road

Ladysmith Mayor Aaron Stone elected to chair CVRD board of directors

Stone speaks on priorities of the CVRD board for his term as chair

VIDEO: ‘Climate emergency’ is Oxford’s 2019 Word of the Year

Other words on the shortlist included ‘extinction,’ ‘climate denial’ and ‘eco-anxiety’

Nanaimo man caught with more than 200,000 child porn images to be sentenced

Crown says Aaron Macrae recorded video of children on buses and at his workplace

Vancouver Island hunters may have harvested deer in area known for chronic wasting disease

Conservation officers make urgent request to public for any information

65-million-year-old triceratops makes its debut in Victoria

Dino Lab Inc. is excavating the fossilized remains of a 65-million-year-old dinosaur

B.C. widow suing health authority after ‘untreatable’ superbug killed her husband

New Public Agency Health report puts Canadian death toll at 5,400 in 2018

Changes to B.C. building code address secondary suites, energy efficiency

Housing Minister Selina Robinson says the changes will help create more affordable housing

Security guard at Kamloops music festival gets three years for sexually assaulting concertgoer

Shawn Christopher Gray walked the woman home after she became seperated from her friends, court heard

Cowichan Milk Company: from grass to glass, bottled milk right to your door

Farm stand open 6 days a week, and home delivery is available everywhere from Mill Bay to Chemainus.

Most Read