Terms of sale close to being finalized for MK Bay Marina

A terms of sale agreement may be finalized at the next Kitimat-Stikine regional district meeting for MK Bay Marina.

MK Bay Marina may be close to setting a terms of sale to the Haisla, according to documents released on the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine’s website.

A four page “Purchase and Sale terms — MK Bay Marina” document was part of the agenda items for the regional district’s September 13 board meeting. Within it it describes the potential sale of the marina to the Haisla for $875,000.

The document further says that there is a target date for the signing of a purchase and sale agreement on or before September 30.

RDKS Chair Bruce Bidgood said the document is an older one and that there is no way any agreements will be made ahead of September 30.

“That [the terms] still needs to be finalized by the board,” he said about the document.

Setting those terms would set the criteria before the RDKS would agree to any offer of sale, he said.

He said a finalized terms of sale agreement was expected to be approved at the August 13 meeting.

Documents regarding sale terms for MK Bay Marina were meant to remain closed, meaning not publicly distributed.

The District of Kitimat representative to the regional district Phil Germuth put a notice of motion forward at the August 8 RDKS meeting that would have the RDKS issue a press release to the public “regarding the sale of MK Bay Marina before any sale agreement is finalized.”

Correspondence from District of Kitimat staff to the regional district also outline Kitimat Council’s position on the possible sale.

A motion from Kitimat Council’s December 17, 2012 closed meeting reads that “the District of Kitimat support the disposition of the MK Bay Marina to a public or private body as long as the public recreational interest in the marina is protected by way of a restrictive covenant; and that the restrictive covenant apply to any future expansion to the land and use of the facility.”

That motion and a further motion from a closed council meeting from August 5 reiterating no opposition to the sale of the marina was explained in a letter from Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Warren Waycheshen and also included in the RDKS agenda.

An additional letter from Kitimat CAO Ron Poole to RDKS administrator Bob Marcellin outlines Kitimat’s only concerns regarding the sale, which includes ensuring the marina remains open to the public, that fees charged are comparable to similar facilities in B.C., that access to the marina be improved, including parking, and that the marina be maintained to current standards or higher.

Those conditions came in response to a presentation to Kitimat Council on August 18 from Kitimat resident Rick Flegel.

We have not yet received comment from the Haisla Nation on this.

 

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