City Centre Motel demolition moving forward
City council voted unanimously, at its regular meeting Monday night, to award Clearview Grinding Ltd. the contract for the demolition of the City Centre Motel, once the necessary permissions are received from the B.C. Supreme Court.
City director of development services Phil Markin said they hope to receive said material from the courts as early as June 17.
“It’s a petition to give the city the authority to go on the site and proceed with (remedial action),” he said.
If and when the city gets the green light, Clearview will demolish the buildings, backfill the excavation and erect a fence at least 1.5 metres tall around the area.
Markin said, in his report to council, that the asbestos removal should take roughly three weeks, while demolition and site clean up should take another two weeks, at a cost of $104,000, with an estimated $14,400 in tiping fees.
“All city costs incurred associated with the demolition will be recovered from the property owner as debt,” Markin said. “The debt will be collected in the same manner and with the same remedies as property taxes.”