Proposal request out for hall demolition

The District of Sicamous is seeking bids for the demolition of the former municipal hall on Riverside Avenue.

The District of Sicamous is seeking bids for the demolition of the former municipal hall on Riverside Avenue.

A request for proposals has been issued by the district to remove all usable construction materials from the derelict structure before levelling it. There are plans to transform the lot into public parking for 10 to 13 trucks with boat trailers.

The building suffered significant flood damage in 2012, resulting from high water from Shuswap and Mara lakes. The building’s basement was being pumped out until the power was cut by the BC Safety Authority, who was removing meters on residences and buildings where they identified a public safety concern. A subsequent investigation found asbestos in the structure.

District administrator Heidi Frank said the district has since received just over $80,000 in insurance money for the building, that amount taking into account the cost of renovation.

“I still think we should be sending part of the bill to the BC Safety Authority, because they’re the ones who pulled the plug. I guess I lost that battle,” commented Coun. Fred Busch.

Frank said the RFP will be discussed at the next council meeting on Nov. 27.


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