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MLHS issues letter of thanks to Comox Council
The Mack Laing Heritage Society this morning issued an open letter to the Town of Comox mayor and council. Here is their letter:
We, the Mack Laing Heritage Society of the Comox Valley (MLHS), wish to take this opportunity to thank Comox Council. Their decision to postpone any decision related to the Mack Laing Shakesides house Trust property, for three months, is to be commended.
We are encouraged that Comox appears willing to discuss their duties and obligations, as trustees of the Mack Laing Trust. We fully support an open, public, and transparent discussion between the MLHS, Council, and others.
Expert and accurate estimates of time, materials and cost should be sought regarding the conversion of Shakesides into a nature museum/house, as outlined in Mack Laing’s Will and Trust. The MLHS has found many interested local companies and individuals willing to support and assist in all aspects of this project. There are undoubtedly many more who would come forward, if a true community project is approved by Council. Cost to the taxpayer could therefore be minimal.
The MLHS will shortly issue a public position paper. We have always stated that close adherence to the terms of Mack Laing’s Will and Trust is necessary for the success of a modest nature house or museum. Therefore, we support a community-funded and supported Shakesides facility.
Soon, Shakesides could realistically become what Mack Laing intended on his death in 1982 – a small public education facility in the quiet nature park he loved, and which he donated to the citizens of Comox.
The Mack Laing Heritage Society can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Comox Town Council
Russ Arnott, Mayor: email@example.com
Alex Bissinger: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Minions: email@example.com
Patrick McKenna: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Grant: email@example.com
Maureen Swift: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie McGowan: email@example.com
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