An Eagle Mountain lot purchased a decade ago, and now being sold, by Mayor Henry Braun had triggered suspicions of his political opponents.

Plans for property owned by Abbotsford Mayor draw no public comment

Vacant lot has been the subject of speculation during the fall’s municipal election

The public decided to pass on the chance on Monday to comment on plans for a property owned by Mayor Henry Braun.

The Eagle Mountain property had been the subject of speculation and questions during the fall’s election.

Braun hopes to sell the property, which he purchased a decade ago with his son, to a local developer, who in turn wants to build a house with a swimming pool.

To do so, the developer needs the city to reduce the required distance of the home from a nearby creek.

Plans for the property had elicited suspicious questions from Braun’s political opponents during the fall’s municipal election.

But Braun said at the time that he was simply trying to sell the lot. The property was purchased before Braun was on council or his son, Darren, had begun working for the city.

Darren Braun is now the city’s director of development planning. The pair had originally wanted to subdivide the lot and build two homes, including one for Darren.

The proposal came to council Monday, with both Brauns recusing themselves from the manner.

And although the public also had the chance to make a comment on the proposal, no one stepped forward to do so.

Council then proceeded to give second reading to the plans for the property.

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