Beaver County Service Centre Grand Opening
The Grand Opening of the Beaver County Service Centre was held on September 20, 2013.
Photos from event shown below.
On Thursday, July 25, 2013, County Office staff moved from their temporary location in the Transportation Shop yard back to the newly renovated Beaver County Service Centre on Main Street in Ryley.
We are proud to welcome you to back to our new home at 5120 – 50th Street in Ryley!
County Office Renovations Underway
With renovations now underway at the County Office, staff relocated to the County’s new Ag Shop in the Transportation Shop yard on Secondary Highway 854.
They will work from the Ag Shop until spring/summer 2013 when the renovation project is expected to be complete.
“We have a lot of unpacking and organizing ahead, but our main priority will be ensuring seamless service delivery and public accessibility,” said Assistant CAO Margaret Jones.
Visiting the Transportation Shop Yard
When you visit the Transportation Shop yard, please adhere to the signed access and parking locations.
The area is an active worksite with graders, gravel trucks and other equipment moving around.
“We welcome residents to our new temporary location, and appreciate their patience and due attention during this project,” added Jones.
About the County Office Renovations
The County Office renovations began on July 30, 2012 and are expected to be complete by fall 2013.
The project includes lowering the public reception area, adding wheelchair accessible washrooms and refurbishing the entire space.
No additions are planned as the current building offers adequate space for County staff.
The construction project was awarded to Reed Atwood Builders for the tendered price of $1,739,000.
A total of $2 million has been budgeted for the project, including hazmat and contingency costs.
The renovation will be primarily funded by the province’s Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) program.
County Office Renovations Continue
Ryley, AB (April 5, 2013) – Renovations at the Beaver County Office in Ryley are progressing on schedule.
“The contractors have completed some of the more time-consuming projects, including interior demolition, asbestos abatement and framing, but now expect to make significant progress on the finer details,” said Margaret Jones, Assistant CAO, Beaver County.
Here is a snapshot of the work currently being done:
- Drywall installation has begun.
- The elevator lift will be framed in the next couple of weeks.
- Mechanical rough-in continues. The architects, contractor and safety codes inspector continue to work together to address the challenges that have resulted from the low ceilings in the basement.
- Furniture needs are being assessed and an order will be placed soon.
- The design for the rear parking lot is currently being developed. County staff will be doing some of the landscaping.
The complete renovation project includes lowering the public reception area, adding wheelchair accessible washrooms and refurbishing the entire space. No additions have been made as the current building offers adequate space for County staff.
Project Cost and Funding
The construction project is being completed by Reed Atwood Builders; the tendered cost was $1,739,000. Additional costs have been incurred for unexpected asbestos abatement. The renovation is primarily being funded by the province’s Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) program, as well as County reserves.
Temporary Location of County Staff
Staff have been working out of the Ag Shop (5223 - 46 Street, Ryley) since August 2012, and will continue to do so until the renovation project is complete.
“With renovations expected to be complete in June, we encourage residents to visit us at our temporary location until further notice,” added Jones.
Visiting the Transportation Shop Yard
When you visit the County Office, please adhere to the signed access and parking locations. The area is an active worksite with graders, gravel trucks and other equipment moving around.
View reno pictures below.