The SPM0PS has researched possible funding sources that could be used to repair the hall. Before proceeding with grant applications, a budget must be created.
Monday the SPM0PS asked the City of Dawson Creek explore the minimum repairs needed to restore public occupation and preserve a part of the cultural history of our area.
“Thinking outside of the box, could some type of acceptable solution be found, i.e. placing steel I Beams crosswise under the existing wooden beams either attached to or on top of the basement walls, thereby eliminating the need of the tele-posts,” said Dale Campbell Pres. South Peace Mile 0 Park Society.
“If the City could provide the minimum requirements to make the hall safe to occupy, the SPM0PS would be happy to get quotes and start raising the funding needed.”
City staff note the building is currently not in condition to allow people in it, but will explore future options and costs by facilitating a meeting with the Mile 0 Park group and building engineers.