In July 2017, the Lucknow Community Health Centre Joint Board of Management requested hat Council consider a renovation to the Lucknow Community Health Centre. Council agreed to the project in principle, so that the Board could begin to obtain cost estimates and apply for funding.
In February 2018, the Joint Management Board presented a budget to Council that included a renovation of $360,000.00, although detailed cost estimates were not included at that time.
Township of Huron-Kinloss Council approved the budget as presented, with Huron-Kinloss' share of the renovation, $180,000.00 being funded through the Community Well Being Reserve Fund.
The Board moved forward with site meetings to determine the scope of the required work and accepted a quote in May from Domm Construction. Work began in September 2018 and there have been significant overages in the project due to the unforeseen issues with the demolition.
At the December 19, 2018 Lucknow Community Health Centre Board Meeting the Board was given an update from Al Domm of Domm Construction, the General Contractor for the renovation project. There have been many challenges with the renovation project. The Designated Substance and Hazardous Material Survey was completed on May 10, 2018 which revealed the presence of asbestos and lead. The asbestos removal was completed and all out of date or non-code conforming elements including wiring and plumbing were removed. The building is now significantly clear and several issues have been identified including:
- Electrical wiring and fixtures HVAC system
- Plumbing fixtures
- Roof Drain
- Asbestos drainage pipes
The Board appointed Carl Sloetjes as the Board representative and liaison for the remainder of the project and agreed that a more comprehensive update on the project be given to both respective Councils.
In addition, staff was directed to look through the records to see who the original contractor was that built the clinic and contact service providers who have infrastructure in the mechanical room to facilitate moving the panel and services on the south wall to the east wall.
Trevor Hallam, Deputy Clerk for Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh drafted a report which outlines the project and provides further detail on the project. The Township of ACW discussed the project at their January 8, 2019 meeting. ACW Council has recommended that no further financial outlays be given until an estimate for the projected renovation expenses has been received. Demolition and remediation costs to date are $65,000 plus plumbing (invoice not yet received). Al Domm the General Contractor has finished the layout and is currently obtaining costs estimates from sub-contractors. Minor adjustments have been made to the original plan to accommodate items such as existing drains.
We included a total of $375,000.00 in the 2019 approved budget for both operating and capital, with the amount of capital works to be funded from the Community Sustainability and Well Being Reserve Fund. The total proposed budget is $229,922.50 which will result in less funding being transferred from the reserve fund.