Prescott – Over the course of a structural condition assessment and designated substance survey at Town Hall as part of Asset Management planning currently underway at all municipal facilities, asbestos was detected in portions of the second floor. The second floor was closed today (Monday, March 5) and will remain closed indefinitely.
Municipal offices have been moved to the first and third floors of the building. Residents and the public will now be served on the first floor. Council and Committee meetings will take place on the third floor. Directional signage has been placed throughout the building.
”It is disappointing and surprising to receive these results, especially given the complete renovation of the Town Hall in 2003 that should have addressed all issues and contaminants,” said Mayor Brett Todd. “But safety is paramount, so the second floor of the building is being closed immediately while council determines a course of action. All options are on the table right now, given the expense of addressing this matter as well as the already discussed need to completely replace all of the windows in the building, also installed during the 2003 renovations.”
The health, safety, and well-being of residents and staff is the top priority of the Town of Prescott. The Town of Prescott will continue to show the same level of action, transparency, and communication throughout the evolution of this situation. We thank all of those affected for your patience and understanding.