City of Armstrong invites public to information session regarding new city hall building

City ready to break ground

The City of Armstrong is inviting residents to a public information session for the new city hall building following a groundbreaking ceremony.

The public information session will take place on Jan. 27 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall.

The session will provide the public with the opportunity to ask questions, view design drawings and speak with the Mayor and council.

COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures will be in place during the information session and people attending the event are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

To appropriately manage capacity at Odd Fellows Hall, the public is asked to RSVP their attendance by emailing [email protected] or calling 250-546-3023.

“If you have any questions or are curious about the City Hall Project, we urge residents of Armstrong to come to the Public Information Session at the Odd Fellows Hall, have a coffee, view the design drawings and have your questions answered,” said Chief Administrative Officer Dawn Low.

Anyone unable to attend the session in person, can find it online on the the City of Armstrong’s new website homepage.

The groundbreaking ceremony will be held Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. at the new city hall location 3395 Pleasant Valley Road, however since this is an active construction site, only councillors, staff and media are permitted to attend the ceremony.

“The existing City Hall originally opened in 1917 and has served our community well for the last century. We are confident that the new building will serve our residents for the next century,” said Mayor Chris Pieper.

The new city hall will offer an expanded Council Chambers which will accommodate more seating for public attendance, additional office space for employees, better storage for records management as well as an Emergency Operations Centre in the lower floor.

The exterior of the building will be constructed with durable, sustainable materials with a garden space complete with seating for the public.

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