The Town of Drumheller has purchased a new Public Works building that was agreed upon on Tuesday, April 3rd.
702 Premier Way, which was formerly owned by Trican will transfer over to the town as of July 6th, 2018. The conditional offer is based on the town doing an inspection of the property and building to make sure everything looks good.
"From our perspective, we knew this was an opportunity for us. We know that our existing Public Workshop was probably 10 years past it's prime for replacement," the Town of Drumheller's CAO, Darryl Drohomerski explained. "It's starting to cost us significantly more in repairs and those only so much you can do before you actually look at replacement of it."
The original intent was for the town to construct a new Public Works building by the water treatment plant in a price of $5 million.
"That was to build a shop on a smaller piece of land. That included the site preparation and stuff like that," said Drohomerski. "So this The offer that was accepted(for the Trican building) was $1.73 million."
"The building is much, much newer then our existing facility. It was built with energy efficiency in mind by Trican. We wont have an increase in cost, in fact, we'll have a decrease in cost when it's all said and done; For our utilities costs," Drohomerski outlined.
Drohomerski provides that the staff will now have a space that will fit their needs and the cost for the taxpayer is much lower rather then building a new one.