The town had originally had a summer deadline, but since the details are not worked out with the province yet regarding the town taking over ownerships of the lots, it has extended its deadline for RFPs until Oct. 31.
The building lots surrounding the roundabout have been zoned highway commercial.
The town is also calling for request for proposals for the former CNR station. The building was closed by council due to high operating and capital improvement costs in its current condition.
The RFP will state that new owners will need to maintain the façade of the structure.
Committee of council to select CAO
PICTOU – Town council will be selecting its new CAO.
Councillors in Pictou will be act as hiring committee to select a replacement for the soon-to-be-vacant CAO position.
Current CAO Scott Conrod is leaving the town for a new job in Kings County. Conrod has been working with the town for the past 10 years.
Pictou selling off piece of land
PICTOU – The Town of Pictou has agreed to sell off a piece of land on Alfred Street.
Council said it had more than one request to sell land so it agreed to put the small piece of property, which lies between two residences, up for sale. Sale information will be advertised in the near future.
Town rezones land for seafood retailer
PICTOU – A piece of land near the Town of Pictou’s new roundabout has been rezoned from residential to commercial.
North Nova Seafoods, which currently has a retail outlet in the Visitor Information Centre, has applied to the town to have an area on Pine Tree Road, located near the new roundabout, rezoned from residential to commercial. The rezoning would be done to allow for the establishment of a retail fish market.
North Nova Seafoods said if the rezoning is approved and it is successful in obtaining a development permit, it may clear some land on the site this year, but it doesn’t expect any construction of the building to take place in 2017.