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Administration project will see temporary office

Project said to involve replacing and repairing flooring, HVAC system, painting, electrical such as fire alarms and lighting, office assemble/disassemble, and more
File photo/MVP Staff

MOUNTAIN VIEW COUNTY – The upcoming major maintenance project at the Mountain View County office will see an alternate office site opened to serve the public, says Jeff Holmes, chief administrative officer.

“Our goal is to commence the project after early tax deadline on June 28 and complete it prior to the regular tax payment deadline on Sept 15,” Holmes told the Albertan

“During July and August we will continue to offer all public services, but will have an alternate office site set up. We are still finalizing logistics and plans but the alternate office site will be located on site, either adjacent to the agricultural shop or adjacent to the office.”

The large-scale maintenance project was approved in December and will including both maintenance and repairs at the county office, located on Highway 2A between Olds and Didsbury.

According to the budget sheet, the project will involve replacing and repairing flooring ($130,000), HVAC system ($320,000), painting ($45,000), electrical such as fire alarms and lighting ($35,000), office assemble/disassemble ($20,000), and additional work such as general repairs and improvements ($50,000). 

“In order to keep public service a priority a mobile reception will be in place at the agriculture shop (just north of the administration building),” he said. 

“Our main phone line will remain operational for general inquires. However, please note that direct contact with individual team members via their personal lines will be unavailable during the project.”

The project is expected to extend the lifespan of the facility and reduce future maintenance costs of the building, he said.

The county is exploring three grant programs to help offset the project costs: the federal Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program; the Green Municipal Fund’s GHG Reduction Pathway Program; and top-up funds from the former Municipal Sustainability Initiative Program.

“We will (also) continue to explore funding opportunities other than Local Government Fiscal Framework and Canada Community-Building Fund currently used for the roads network projects,” he said.

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