One last look at Grand Forks City Hall
Sep 25, 2013 / 10:58 am
Residents of Grand Forks will get one last chance to take a look at the first floor of City Hall before restoration work begins.
The city is inviting residents to come by City Hall from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. this Friday to get a look at the building that was burned nearly a week ago.
"The historic brick building has been a part of our community since 1911 and holds a special place in the hearts of many of our residents," says Mayor Brian Taylor.
"We wanted to provide an opportunity for people to take a sneak peek before the restoration work gets underway. It's also another chance for our community to gather and talk about what happened and how we plan to move forward."
The mayor, members of council and staff will be on-hand to share information about plans to move forward and answer questions.
Meantime, more than 50 people attended a special council meeting earlier this week to update residents on steps being taken to restore services for residents, visitors and businesses.
"We recognize it will be some time before we are back in the refurbished City Hall and we are making plans to ensure that we can continue to provide the necessary services to our community," says Taylor.
The Public Works office will remain at the temporary home of Corporate Services, Development, Engineering and Planning Services and Finance until a more suitable location can be found.
Beginning Tuesday, Oct 1, Building Inspection Services and Utility Bill Payment Services will be located at 7425 5 Street across from the Overwaitea parking lot and beside the Walker Development Centre.
Restoration work at City Hall is underway. The City's archives, located in the basement level of the building have been recovered and are undamaged.
The fire started in the century old building sometime before 5:30 last Thursday morning.
The first floor of the building sustained severe damage.
Andre Robert Conn, 31 has been charged with Break and Enter, Arson, Possession of incendiary materials and Possession of break in Instruments.
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