Pomer­leau com­mit­ted to fix­ing is­sue at Har­bour Grace arena

The Compass - - Sports - BY AN­DREW ROBIN­SON ed­i­tor@cb­n­com­pass.ca

HAR­BOUR GRACE, NL — The com­pany re­spon­si­ble for over­see­ing the build on a mul­ti­mil­lion-dol­lar sta­dium in Har­bour Grace says it’s com­mit­ted to fix­ing an is­sue with the con­crete slab.

The last Har­bour Grace coun­cil meet­ing held May 31 in­cluded a con­ver­sa­tion about the con­crete play­ing sur­face at the Danny Cleary Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, which opened last fall. Ac­cord­ing to Mayor Terry Barnes, there’s an is­sue with lev­el­ing on the con­crete slab that caused prob­lems for sta­dium staff us­ing the Zam­boni. Once ice was re­moved in the spring, ex­posed metal was vis­i­ble on the sur­face.

The mayor claimed this prob­lem could be traced back to im­proper pour­ing of the con­crete sur­face.

“We paid a lot of money for that con­crete slab to be poured right, so if it’s not right, then guess what? They’ve got no other choice but to take it back out,” Barnes told The Com­pass a week af­ter the meet­ing.

The Com­pass con­tacted Pomer­leau and re­ceived a brief state­ment from a com­pany spokes­woman based in Mon­treal.

“Pomer­leau is aware of the is­sue and is com­mit­ted to fix­ing it,” the spokes­woman said.

There was an­other is­sue at the new sta­dium that re­quired some at­ten­tion ear­lier this year. Wa­ter was drip­ping from the ceil­ing, with the cause re­port­edly linked to con­den­sa­tion build­ing up in the seams, freez­ing, and then thaw­ing. A com­pound was sub­se­quently used to in­su­late the roof and fix that prob­lem.

Town councillors in­structed CAO Michael Sac­cary to con­tact Pomer­leau af­ter the last meet­ing and in­form the com­pany about coun­cil’s de­sire to have the sur­face fixed.

COM­PASS FILE PHOTO

Pomer­leau, the man­u­fac­turer for the mul­ti­mil­lion-dol­lar Danny Cleary Com­mu­nity Cen­tre in Har­bour Grace, says it’s com­mit­ted to fix­ing an is­sue with the con­crete floor­ing.

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