Harrison Village office gets healthy makeover

Mould problem could be solved by remediation and renovations

The Village office in Harrison Hot Springs is about to get a healthy makeover.

The heritage building’s remediation and renovations got the thumbs up from council on Tuesday morning, as one of the items on a special agenda. Gerry Enns Contracting has been named as the contractor for the job, with a quote of $35,758.11 plus HST.

The office was built in 1888, and as such does not have up to date windows and insulation that would create a healthy work environment for staff, Mayor Leo Facio said.

Because of the building’s heritage value in the community, council chose to spend the money to make some healthy upgrades.

That includes treatment for mould and prevention of air escape in crawlspace, improvements to air quality, including ducting, re-design and retrofit to existing HVAC system. That would include air purification, air filtration and disinfection.

The contract to Gerry Enns also includes the treatment and control of pest infestation, improved soffit venting and removal of carpets. New 2.16 mm corlon sheet vinul flooring will be installed as a replacement to the carpeting.

Two other quotes were received, for $84,387 and $95,056.

Councillor Allan Jackson said this work has been “a long time coming,” and that the healthy work conditions for staff should a “number one priority.”

Work should begin immediately and will take about one month to complete. The air quality assessment that resulted in the work to be done was carried out by Antiquity Environmental Consulting Ltd.

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