Work on Billings municipal office is now complete

Renovations and mould abatement work on the Billings municipal office at the Old Mill Heritage centre are mow complete. photo by Marie Leeney

KAGAWONG – With work on the renovations and mould abatement at the Old Mill Heritage Centre municipal office, municipal staff will be moving from the Park Centre in Kagawong back into their normal location this week.

“It is really nice. The contractors did very good work in the office area,” said Billings clerk Kathy McDonald, late last week. 

This sentiment was echoed by Billings councillor Bryan Barker who said, “the contractor did a really nice job on the office, it is absolutely gorgeous.”

Rob Seifried Construction completed the interior work on the building and had sub-contracted First General to carry out the mould remediation work on the office building. The interior work included demolition/removals of flooring in the east end of the office space (CAO office and back entry/storage area), floor covering, sub-floor and floor joists; the removal of carpeting in the main office; removal of non-load bearing interior walls; installation of a steel-reinforced sealed concrete floor in the east end; smoothing and sealing of existing concrete floor in the main office; installation of commercial floor tiles in entire space; re-installation of washroom; re-installation of electrical, telephone and data lines as appropriate; installation of insulation (R value: 24); and drywall and painting of all wall surfaces, trim, etc.

Ms. McDonald told the Recorder, “we are going to be moving back into our office early (this) week. The office will be closed Monday and Tuesday and hopefully we will be open for Wednesday.”

“Everything is good to go, the air quality tests came back very good for the mould abatement, and the interior work done on the office has been completed,” said Ms. McDonald. She stressed that while the township office will be open for staff, it will remain closed to the public, except by appointment.

There is a virtual tour of the new office space on the township Facebook page.