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Lac Ste. Anne County has issued a media release to provide an update regarding the Administration Building structure issues and the move to replace the Administration Building.

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The County has made the difficult but necessary decision to replace the Administration Building. This follows extensive expert investigations and assessments, which unfortunately have concluded that repairing the present damage and maintaining the integrity of the building is not feasible. This is very disappointing news we had hoped to avoid. We are now forced to start the process for a new building to ensure we have a quality building to support the important services the County provides.

After extensive review and analyses by a team of experts – including some of the leading structural engineers, geotechnical engineers, architects, and construction contractors in the province – it was determined that repairing the existing building would not be a feasible or reasonable option, leaving the County with the only option of replacing the building.

A lawsuit was started against the parties involved in the design, project management, and construction of the Administration Building. This lawsuit is ongoing, with the objective of obtaining financial recovery from the parties responsible for this situation in order to offset the cost implications to the County. Based on advice from the County’s legal counsel, only limited information can be shared until the lawsuit is concluded. 

Lac Ste. Anne County Council and Administration sincerely thank ratepayers for their understanding and cooperation as they continue their work protecting the County’s interests and ensuring that we have a quality building to support the services the County delivers.  The County will continue to provide periodic updates on this matter on its website and social media platforms.

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