Northeast Town staff move into new Little Current public works garage

The new three-bay Little Current public works garage was completed late last year and has many upgrades to improve efficiency and functionality such as in-floor heating.

LITTLE CURRENT—Northeast Town public works staff have officially moved into the new Little Current garage, which was completed late last year.

Last March the Little Current public works garage was significantly damaged by a fire which resulted in almost $1 million in losses.

The new building tender for $593,261 plus HST, plus the cost of in-floor heating and other upgrades, was awarded to Sheppard Custom Building Ltd. which commenced construction on September 12.

The majority of the project was covered by the town’s insurance, however in-floor heating and other upgrades for the new building amounting to $273,650 were approved by the Northeast Town council to be withdrawn from the working capital reserve.

“The new building is beautiful,” commented Northeast Town Mayor Al MacNevin, while taking a tour prior to Christmas as the building’s construction was wrapping up. “I think it will be good for town staff and allow them to service the needs of the municipality.”

“We’re really happy with how the building is coming together,” commented Public Works Manager Gary May. “It’s a lot more functional, it’s really nice.”