Armstrong to borrow $4 million to build new City Hall

New City Hall moves ahead

Armstrong is looking to borrow $4 million to build a new City Hall.

The current City Hall on Bridge Street is over 100 years old and has electrical and fire deficiencies, a deteriorating roof, and mildew problems.

Council will consider the borrowing bylaw at its next meeting on Monday.

The tendering process for the project was initiated in September and closed Oct. 28, with six proponents bidding. The tender was awarded to ANR Construction of Kelowna at a price of $4,061,561.

ANR had the lowest bid and also proposed the shortest construction timeline of 48 weeks. A start date is set for Jan. 4.

Mobilization of equipment and site preparation may begin during the next couple weeks, once the building permit has been issued, a report to council states.

Council has already approved a development variance permit for the site, on Pleasant Valley Road, adjacent to the IPE grounds.

"With the issuance of the construction tender, the city plans to have the project available at City Hall for the residents of the community to stop in and view the plans, ask questions, and understand the process," the report states.

The design was drawn up by MQN Architects of Vernon.

"Staff are incredibly excited to be involved is this project and are looking forward to representing the beautiful City of Armstrong while serving its residents in a building that is representative of the natural beauty of the area," chief administrative officer Dawn Low writes in the report.

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