Weyburn’s City Hall roof in need of repairs

Weyburn’s city council voted on proposals for fixing the roof at City Hall (shown above), as there is a major leak in the northwest corner that has caused damages.

In a report to council, Leisure Services director Andrew Crowe said, “Significant leaks have occurred causing damage to the interior of the building, causing staff members to relocate office spaces, and has left one office space no longer usable.”

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He added there has also been water staining, raising concerns of more interior damages in that section of the building, with a concern also of future occupational health concerns.

The City received three proposals for repair work, with a spread of $54,630 from the lowest to highest bids. Council decided to go with the lowest bid of $32,500 from Southland Roofing, which indicated they would not have to remove the roof top unit.

The other bids were $48,011 by Atlas-Apex Roofing, and $87,130 from Flynn Canada, both of which would include removal of the roof top unit.

Southland Roofing has proposed to use a TPO roofing product, which is the same product that will be used on the roof of the new Weyburn Recreation and Culture Centre, currently under construction along with the new elementary school on Fifth Street. This product is also currently in use on Crescent Point Place on the arched roof section.

• In other business, the City issued seven building permits in July worth a total of $284,600. The permits included three new detached garages, a couple of new decks, a garden shed and an addition to a semi-detached dwelling.

To date, the City has issued 49 building permits with a total construction value of $47.5 million. This compares to a year ago when the City had issued 33 building permits as of the end of July worth $1.7 million.

• Mayor Marcel Roy signed a proclamation to declare Sept. 3-9 as Metis Nation-Saskatchewan – Weyburn Local 87 Week. Metis representative Don LaFoy said this is the first time a municipality has proclaimed this in Saskatchewan.

A flag-raising to mark this special week will be held in front of City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m.

• The Weyburn Fire Department had a total of 51 calls for service in June and July, up from 46 calls for the same period a year ago.

Out of the 51 calls this year, 37 were calls in the City of Weyburn, including three structure fires, three open fires, two vehicle fires, eight calls for hazardous materials mitigation, three motor vehicle accidents, one electrical hazard, two EMS assists and two public service requests.

There were also 14 rural calls for service which included nine various calls in the RM of Weyburn, two in the RM of Griffin and one mutual aid call with another fire department.