It’s official - Kentville is giving a piece of surplus land to Habitat for Humanity.
The Scott Drive property, which is actually outside of the town’s boundaries, will be sold to the local chapter for $1 to build affordable housing.
Council approved the deal Nov. 25, following a recommendation from the Nov. 12 council advisory committee meeting and a public hearing. No one commented on the proposal the public hearing.
Coun. Nola Folker-Hill made an amendment to the motion that if Habitat did not build a home, the land would revert to the town’s ownership. The motion, as amended, was approved unanimously.
Saying they were “pleased and honoured,” to accept the land, the Annapolis Valley chapter issued a statement after the meeting. “Having a land donation is an important first step in our build process and one which we have been seeking for some time.
“We are very excited to begin our next build and help local families own a safe affordable home,” a Habitat spokeswoman said.