Champlain Township Mayor Normand Riopel has confirmed that the $150,000 set aside in the municipality’s capital budget is being put to use for repairs on the Champlain Library.
According to the mayor, the work being done is the first phase of addressing as yet-undisclosed safety issues in the building. Although work is proceeding slowly due to COVID-19 restrictions, the mayor said that some work related to safety issues, electrical work and fire alarms are being addressed.
This is just a few repairs as the work begins, according to the mayor. These repairs have to take place “as soon as possible so we can re-open to the public,” he said in an email.
Champlain councillors have seen a report about the condition of the library building, but the report has not been made public and the nature of the “safety” issues have not been discussed at an open council meeting.