Hant’s Harbour vacates town hall
Occupational Health and Safety conducting assessment on building
The Town of Hant’s Harbour has been forced to vacate its aging town hall on the recommendation of Occupational Health and Safety.
“ We’re just waiting for the assessments to be done on building,” said Mayor Donald Green.
The order was made by Occupational Health and Safety earlier this year, and since then the town has moved its offices to the recreation building located just off Route 80. That building was built two years ago, and a planned extension with a foundation already in place is in need of government funding in order to be completed.
The town has two employees — a clerk and a maintenance worker.
The town hall building is at least 35 years old, according to deputy mayor Eric Tuck. Mayor Green would not confirm why the building had been vacated, though he did say there are “several issues” with the town hall.
The mayor said council had not been actively seeking to move to another building, though he could not speak to the efforts of previous councils. Green was first elected to council during the 2009 general election.
He hopes to receive feedback soon from Occupational Health and Safety on the findings of the assessment.