Ontario Construction News staff writer
Construction has started on a $3-million project to renovate Tecumseh Town Hall at 917 Lesperance Rd.
Elmara Construction started preparatory work iin the southwestern Ontario community on Monday, including tree removal, site set-up, fencing at the back of Town Hall and moving the temporary construction trailer currently in the parking lot.
“When the building was expanded in 2005 we knew it had a life span of 10 years. Almost 15 years later we have reached maximum capacity and my Council colleagues and I agreed we needed to expand and improve the building for our residents and staff,” Mayor of Tecumseh Gary McNamara said in a statement.
Renovations will not only see additional space for staff but also an expansion to council chambers, a self serve kiosk in the new lobby, an upgraded building maintenance system for energy efficiency, and green improvements like better use of natural light.
Council chambers will also have cameras and audio installed to begin live streaming of council meetings next year.
“Progress will depend on weather but the project is expected to take 8 to 10 months. We look forward to working with Elmara to get started,” Chief Administrative Officer Marg Misek-Evans said.