Library Entrance Project To Move Forward
Rendering of new entrance – image courtesy City of Prince George
Prince George, B.C. – It is time for the proposed Library entrance upgrade to be taken off the “unfunded” list and put into the “funded” category of the Capital Plan.
That’s the argument presented by Councillor Terrie McConnachie as Council debated the Capital plan for 2017 through 2021
The revamped entrance has a price tag of $2.472 million dollars and has been on the unfunded capital plan for several years . The current entrance is an accessibility issue, and a safety issue for those who use the elevator which sees patrons exit the building directly into traffic.
Councillor Terrie McConnachie says the entrance and other projects planned for the library including a new roof, be bundled together into one package. She also wants to see the project completed by the end of 2018.
“I think it’s time we make the decision and move on with the project” said Councillor Frank Everitt.
“The amount is not as important as creating a safe environment for the Library’s patrons and its employees” said Councillor Susan Scott.
Administration will be coming back to Council with details on the financial options and impacts.
The project is not likely to have any impact on the budget until late 2018 or early 2019.