Cochrane town council gave the OK to pay no more than $80,000 to demolish the old Shell Station on Hwy. 1A and prepare the site for future sale.
Some councilors were surprised at the potential price tag for demolition of the building, but Suzanne Gaida, senior manager of community services, explained the age of the building and materials used in its construction makes it necessary for precautions to be taken.
The cost of the demolition will be recouped from proceeds of the lots sale.
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