Gull Lake Town Council has approved the sale of the four lots where the Clarendon Hotel sat to Neinhuis Holding Ltd. for $4 to be developed as a SARCAN Recycling Facility. Let‘s think about any of the towns we like to visit when we‘re taking a little break. Picture that town’s downtown and the things you like to do there. Would that Town put a SARCAN recycling depot in the downtown? They would not, because it wouldn’t add to the inviting environment they have created.
Here’s what a SARCAN recycling centre looks like in Saskatchewan:
This kind of facility belongs in a commercial area of town, but not in downtown.
What would this development do to the property values of home and business owners nearby? Homeowners in the area would now be within shouting distance of a regional recycling facility, with semi trucks driving in to pick up recycling.
Our heritage Lyceum Theatre would be sitting across the street from an industrial building.
We need to show our downtown the love! Sprinkle on the charm! We want to become the place that people drive out of their way to enjoy the atmosphere, to get together with friends, listen to music and eat great food. None of that will happen next door to a big SARCAN centre.