This is an official notice that the Private-Public partnership with regards to the Building Between project (The Donald Standard Chemical Building) on Koshlong Lake Road in the village of Donald, Haliburton, is on hold until a new agreement is signed between the building’s owner, Jim O’Connor and The Land Between charity, and until a new mutual work-plan is forged . It is understood that Mr. O’Connor is proceeding with renovating/restoring the structure and assuming all liability in doing so. It is also understood that the public investment towards the building’s restoration is on record and will be honored in any event, and which is valued at approx. $70,000.00 representing the cash investment. If the partnership is not re-established, The Land Between will pursue the return of the public investment and the allocation of funds to those charities that have been involved in moving the project forward to this point and whose mandates are aligned with the purposes of the original investment.
The public trust cash investment has included:
- The Ontario Trillium Foundation
- The Haliburton County Development Corporation
- The Land Between charity unrestricted funds
- Municipality of Highlands East