News Flash

City News & Public Notices

Posted on: October 23, 2023

Media Release: Civic Centre Structural Roof Concerns

Media Release

October 23, 2023

 

Civic Centre Structural Roof Concerns; Public Safety a Top Priority

 

Nelson, BC – The Civic Centre is a hub of community activities and services and has long been a cornerstone of our community. In preparation for planned renovations, the City and its project management team have been assessing the Civic Centre's structural integrity. During the assessment, it was identified that the original design of the wooden trusses supporting the Civic Centre's roof does not meet current minimum building code snow loading limits. The City has developed a comprehensive plan to mitigate any potential risks to the building and its users. 

 

"The safety and well-being of our community members are paramount to us," says Mayor Morrison. "We are taking these concerns seriously and working diligently to address them. The Civic Centre has been a vital part of our city for generations, and it will continue to be a safe and welcoming space for our residents."

 

The plan will combine forecasting, monitoring, visual inspections and regular communications with the organizations within the Civic Centre to ensure the continued safe use of the space. If conditions occur that exceed the identified load, the building will be closed until the conditions have been mitigated or reduced.  

 

In light of this possibility, we want the community to be aware of the situation and ask for understanding in the event the building is required to close due to adverse weather conditions. Again, this plan has been developed to ensure the building is safe to occupy when it is open to the public. We encourage you to continue to support the various activities in the Civic Building Complex. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in ensuring the continued safety and vibrancy of the Civic Centre.

 

Note: We would like to clarify that the assessment and mitigation measures mentioned in this media release do not pertain to the Civic Arena Ice Rink.

 

Media Contact:

 

Ginger Lester, Communications Coordinator – glester@nelson.ca

 

- 30 -


 

Civic Centre 1 

 

About the City of Nelson:

The City of Nelson is a vibrant, environmentally conscious community nestled in the heart of the beautiful Kootenay region of British Columbia. Committed to fostering sustainability and quality of life, the City continually strives to implement innovative initiatives that benefit its residents and the environment.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News & Public Notices

COLD WEATHER AHEAD (Facebook Post (Landscape)) (1)

Cold Weather Ahead! Be Prepared!

Posted on: January 10, 2024
Notice to Public

Gyro Park has Re-Opened

Posted on: November 17, 2023
Leaf Removal Big poster (Instagram Post)

City of Nelson Leaf Pick-Up!

Posted on: October 23, 2023
NelsonHydro_Presentation_Aug2023_city-news

Nelson Hydro 2024 Budget and Rates Events

Posted on: September 11, 2023
proposed paving

Notice of Road Paving

Posted on: August 28, 2023
Council Highlights Social Media FB (Instagram Post (Square)) (2)

Council Highlights for June 2023

Posted on: June 29, 2023
2023 BudgetOpen House

Budget Open House - Join us!

Posted on: March 23, 2023
Council Highlights Social Media FB (1)

March 2023 - Council Highlights

Posted on: March 21, 2023
Carmen Proctor Bridge

A Message from Mayor & Council

Posted on: March 17, 2023
gyropool_TimDavis

Notice of Work - Gyro Park Bridge Removal

Posted on: February 14, 2023
December 2017

City of Nelson Newsletter - December 2017

Posted on: December 21, 2017