Rossland arena project being inspected

The City of Rossland will be going ahead with an inspection of the arena project, mayor Greg Granstrom noted Monday.

Rossland council voted last week to have an inspection of the arena project.

The City of Rossland will be going ahead with an inspection, though not yet an investigation, of the arena project, mayor Greg Granstrom noted Monday.

This stems directly from last week’s Q & A with that brought to light the issues with former building inspector Jason Ward, whose own company was able to bill the City $185,000 for arena renovations.

In Monday’s meeting the minutes of the Jan. 8 in-camera meeting were declassified.

In the special meeting Granstrom apologized to council and the city for the outcome of the Jan. 3 meeting.

Council then resolved to direct staff to hire a qualified inspector to review the work contracted to ADA Co. Inc. for the Rossland Arena in 2010 and 2011.

Council also directed staff to ensure “that the structural component of the work performed on the Rossland Curling Arena is inspected.”

The mayor explained the process.

“Council resolved to do an inspection on the arena upgrades, that inspection is now underway,” Granstrom said. “There will be a report coming to this council, I expect within two months, at which time council will have to deal with it.

“I will say that part of the inspection involved the electrical, and the fact that there was no permit taken out on the electrical. We have a report that we have not seen yet… that says there are problems with the electrical.”

He said council and the city are now dealing with those electrical problems.

 

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