New RM of Meadow Lake office open for business

By Kathy Gallant
November 10, 2017 - 12:00pm

The staff and council of the Rural Municipality of Meadow Lake had a busy week settling into their new office digs on Ninth St. W. The building officially opened Nov. 6.

The project started in 2014 and with council's approval in 2016 construction began this past spring. The building opened earlier than its original projected completion date of December 2017.

Reeve Tim McKay said the new building will allow for more spacious, secure areas for necessary file storage, security and maintenance of said files, more storage, as well as more efficient meeting and office spaces.

“For the amount of paperwork we had, we needed more space,” he said. “Security of files and historical records is important. In our other building, there was not proper climate control for all our papers. Also, for privacy, we’re able to lock private files up. You have to have things secure.”

The original office space at #1-225 Centre St. was built in the early 1960s. The budget for the new structure was approximately $1.2 million, and while the final bills and contracts are being settled, McKay said the final cost should be right around that mark.

He said staff with the RM plans on hosting an open house at the new space sometime in December.

“We’ll have some coffee and that and let people come in and see what the tax money [has] paid for,” he said.

 

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