A new elevator has been installed at Waneta Manor in Trail.
The problem is, after seven months and counting, tenants are still locked out of using the lift.
“The last item we are waiting for is the final stamp from the government,” Scott Ullrich, president of Gateway Property Management told the Times last week, mentioning Technical Safety BC as the agency required to sign-off. “We were told this could take two weeks but we do not have official confirmation yet of when they are coming out to inspect.”
Gateway’s consultant last updated Ullrich about the elevator status on Sept. 8. The consultant last visited the manor on Sept. 2, and reports the majority of work is complete except for some door operator parts that have not yet arrived.
The consultant reports they are trying to source the remaining parts locally so the elevator can be inspected and turned over for use.
“To date we have made two payments to the elevator company,” Ullrich said. “With the final payment to be made once we receive approval from the elevator consultant.”