firehall land swap

This fire hall on Taylor Avenue at the centre of the land swap controversy sits on land the city has yet to purchase. (CBC)

The audit on a controversial land swap deal involving new fire halls is finally complete and should be released in the near future.

The city's auditor told councillors and the mayor's office Friday the work is done.

A date to release the report, however, will be determined by the availability of its authors, from the accounting firm Ernst and Young, who will debrief the councillors.

The city ordered the review after three city properties were swapped for a piece of land on Taylor Avenue.

The audit was originally due last spring, then delayed until September and was expected this week.

Charleswood-Tuxedo Councillor Paula Havixbeck said thursday she was losing patience. 

"I am very concerned," she said. "We were promised that at a June council meeting and it's now October," she said, before councillors learned Friday morning it had been completely. 

The city has yet to buy land where it built a new fire hall and hasn't concluded deals to sell the three properties involved in the land swap.