Hant’s Har­bour va­cates town hall

Oc­cu­pa­tional Health and Safety con­duct­ing as­sess­ment on build­ing

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH - BY ANDREW ROBIN­SON

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.

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