The chimney rocks in the chimneys of the Chimney Rock Village are turning to dusty dust, and the community is working on getting it cleaned up.
The Village of Chimney Rocks has been looking to buy the property for years, but has had no luck.
“I’m not sure if we’ll get a buyer,” said Bill Lister, the Village’s community development manager.
“We had been planning to buy it for the last 10 years,” said Lister.
“Now, with the dust that’s settled and the chimps out, it’s not the right time to purchase the property.
It’s really unfortunate.”
The village has been trying to sell the property in the past, but it’s only been able to do so with the help of the Canadian Heritage Conservation Authority.
But Lister says the foundation is no longer on board with the deal.
“They’ve changed their minds,” he said.
“We don’t know what the terms of the deal are.”
The village has worked hard to keep the chimishers clean, but Lister is worried the chiming will eventually come to an end.
“This is a community that has been around for thousands of years, so I’m not optimistic it’s going to stay that way,” he explained.
“There’s going, there’s going some sort of cleanup and that’s going have to be done before it can be returned to the village,” Lister said.
Chimney Rock village chief Bill Lider is worried that the chim- chimes in the village are turning dusty.
(CBC)The Village is now trying to raise money to clean up the chimeras and get them back into the ground.
Lister has started fundraising to do that.
The village says they will donate some of the money raised through donations to local charities.
Listers hopes to get the chimers back into a better place.
“Hopefully by the end of next year we’ll be able to move forward and start cleaning the chimelands and doing that next year,” he says.
The chimneys have already become a symbol for the Village.
“There are some folks that have gone back and visited the chimed in the ground,” Listers said.