The Kimberley Health Centre Society hopes to have their facility’s roof replaced by the end of July.
This after City Council approved the group’s request for a $276,900 loan to help with the upgrades.
Treasurer Jack Ratcliffe expects the work to only take one month to complete.
“Talk originally was about the possibility of phasing the work,” Ratcliffe says. “The best bet for everyone concerned seems to be to get it all done at once.”
Ratcliffe says the replacement shouldn’t affect services offered in the building.
“Its really causing no problems, its lasted over 40 years, but the main thing was to get the money. There’s no problem with paying it back over time,” Ratcliffe says. “Its probably the only way we could get the funding and get it quickly to get the job done.”
The society expects to have the loan paid back in 15 years.
The building houses numerous services, including the city’s Medical Clinic and labs services.
Ratcliffe previously said the building’s roof was ‘living on borrowed time.’
Part of the facility is leased to Interior Health, who is not responsible for the building’s upkeep.
– Kimberley Health Centre Society Treasurer, Jack Ratcliffe
– Jeff Johnson