City Hall facelift in the offing?

The city could spend between $75,000 and $350,000 cleaning, repairing and redecorating City Hall, if it approves one of the capital requests submitted for the 2011 budget. According to the request, the building’s stucco front is “dirty and dated” and mould may be growing in the space behind the wall because of improper cleaning in the past.

  • Feb. 3, 2011 5:00 a.m.

The city could spend between $75,000 and $350,000 cleaning, repairing and redecorating City Hall, if it approves one of the capital requests submitted for the 2011 budget. According to the request, the building’s stucco front is “dirty and dated” and mould may be growing in the space behind the wall because of improper cleaning in the past.

Also on the table is a $25,000 proposal to replace the 40-year-old linoleum on the first, second and basement floors of city hall with a “stone carpet with the City of Nelson crest laid in full colour.”

Other requests put to council during its three weeks of budget meetings include:

• An extra $15,000 for the Capitol Theatre, bringing the city’s contribution up to $70,000

• $25,000 for a Zodiac jet boat for the Nelson Police Department

• $30,000 to help the Lions Club replace dying Lombardy poplars and work with the Minor Baseball Association to improve the ball diamond in Lions Park

• $30,000 to help the Nelson Rotary Club replace the boat launch and dock in Lakeside Park

• $75,000 to find and install a new sani-dump station for RV tourists

• $5,000 more for the Nelson Regional Sports Council, to cover cost increases for its Civic Centre renovations, bringing its funding up to $60,000