The Mountain View County Administration Building is undergoing outside renovations currently to ensure the building’s long-term efficiency and to solidify any sections of the building that have been compromised through water infiltration caused by weather.
This is part of plan by the County to ensure the administration building remains viable for years to come and efficient in housing County staff to meet the needs of residents and ratepayers.
Work revealed a few areas where structure has been compromised and thus in need of repair. To accommodate the proper repairs the project cost has risen to $298,500 from an original project cost of $275,000. An additional $10,000 for structural repairs, $5,000 for stone façade removal, and $8,500 to match the existing stucco finishing in place of the stonework has put costs beyond the original $280,000 budget.
Council approved the additional costs in order to preserve the long-term integrity of the administration building.
Also, of note, the colour scheme for the building will match the previous colour. The current visible pink colour is a temporary sealant to prevent water damage while the building is exposed to the elements for repairs. It will be covered by the final finishing and colours.
Mountain View County Council reviewed the need for the repairs during budget deliberations in 2018 and approved the project for the 2019 Projects Budget.
Work is expected to be completed by the end of summer (late August, early September), weather pending. Visitors to the office are asked to observe any signage and avoid any of the areas where scaffolding and construction is ongoing.
The main entrance will remain accessible and open during office hours (Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm) for the duration of the project. We apologize for any inconvenience during the renovations.
The building was originally completed and opened in May 2005.
Office contacts are James Crozier – 403-335-3311 ext 213; Jeff Holmes – 403-335-3311 ext 179.