Talisman has been abandoned for almost a year now, and is quickly falling into a state of disrepair.
Easily accessible (I drove in). Many people around - hikers, cross-country skiiers, dog walkers, etc.
Bidding for the main resort area of the Talisman property (150 Talisman Mountain Drive) closed at 3 p.m. on Monday, August 12. The minimum bid was set at $2.39 million to cover taxes owing on the property.
This is the second time Krueger has made the exact same announcement, as the first tax sale closed with no bids for the main property on March 4.
Other secondary properties, however, were sold at that time.
Grey Highlands Mayor Wayne Fitzgerald said he was disappointed the municipality received no bids in the second tax sale.
"But that's life," he said.
Monday's outcome was not what CAO Dan Best expected.
"I am surprised we didn't receive any subsequent bids," said Best. "In terms of next steps, staff will meet to assess options and make recommendations to council on the matter."
So the old Mountain Resort remains in limbo once more.
Arson on the same date...
Grey County OPP received a call for mischief to the property at 9:20 p.m. on Monday, August 12 after five males were observed entering the property. The caller heard glass breaking.
Police arrived on scene and detected smoke on the second floor. Grey Highlands Fire Department attended the fire, and extinguished it quickly. There was minimal damage to the building.
Current status: ACTIVE AGAIN.