Shire Hall Renovation Project
Upgrading the Council Chambers so that the public has more and better opportunities to engage with Council. Additional repairs throughout Shire Hall to improve customer service and modernize the building.
- Budget year: 2021
- Total cost: $338,000
- $199,174 from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program
- $100,000 from the 2021 municipal capital budget
- $35,000 from the Administrative Building Reserve
- $15,526 from the Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve
In late 2020, the municipality received a grant of $199,174 from the federal government’s Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) COVID-19 Resilience Fund to make the Council Chamber in Shire Hall more accessible for the public.
The renovations supported by the ICIP grant include:
- Improving livestream technology
- More accessible audio-visual technology
- Improved accessibility for both Council and the public
- An enhanced public gallery for safety purposes
- Updated look and feel
In addition to upgrades to the Council Chamber, the municipality is undertaking the following work:
- Reframing the front entrance to better facilitate customer service and support more complex service activities that respect the privacy of the client
- Abatement of hazardous substances
- Safety upgrades inside the main building and the adjacent “bunker” building
- Repairs to walls and flooring
Accessibility upgrades in public areas such as washrooms and entrances are not within the scope of this project. This work will take place in future years as funding from upper levels of government becomes available.
Community Services and Programs Coordinator