City council has told staff to make an offer at "fair market value" for the King Street property listed for $374,900.
The purchase of the property and possible exhumation is being spearheaded by Councillor Brad Clark, who told a battlefield citizens' advisory group this week about the city's plans.
The King Street lot that has been the subject of a growing outcry to bury the British and American soldiers properly before the 200th anniversary of the battle in 2013.
There is mention of the Heritage Green Community Trust as making an unspecified financial contribution to buying the property and contributing to the renovation and repair of the site, an archeological assessment and "disinterment and reinterment of any human remains situated thereon."
Both the federal and provincial governments are deciding whether to toss in money for the project.
Local philanthropist Chris Ecklund has said that he would pay whatever governments would not because he says the situation is a "national embarrassment."
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Are you supportive of Clr. Clark's efforts? Do you agree with Mr. Ecklund that the present state of affairs is a national embarassment that needs to be addressed?