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WOLF land deal is now dead
The fate of the 25 acres of Township-owned land in Glen Valley will likely be decided on Monday, Jan. 21.
Whatever the council decision is, it will almost certainly not involve a deal to sell McLellan forest to the newly-formed Watchers of Langley Forests (WOLF), a group of residents trying to prevent a purchase by developers.
According to a written record of a Dec. 10 closed-door meeting, council “… acknowledged that the contract with WOLF for the purchase of Glen Valley lots has lapsed …”
That was the same day a delegation from WOLF came to council to plead for more time to find $3 million to buy the land from the Township.
Mayor Jack Froese said while there is nothing to prevent the residents from making another approach to council, they did not meet a number of precondition for the deal to proceed.
“It’s dead,” Froese said.
The debate on what to do next has been delayed until Councillor Bob Long returns from holidays so a full council can make the call, Froese said.
“At this point no decision has been made.”
The money from the sale of the land located near 84 Avenue and 260 Street is earmarked for a new community centre, swimming pool and ice rink at the Aldergrove Elementary School site.