It’s been a busy couple of weeks for municipal staff with the City of Dryden.

City hall staff have moved into the former Dryden Police Service detachment until renovations are completed at City Hall, and municipal services aren’t being impacted. The work is expected to take two to two-and-a-half months, hopefully wrapping up sometime in June.

During comments at the end of a virtual Council meeting on March 28, a number of City leaders wanted to thank staff for their efforts, and offer an update on how the work is progressing.

City Treasurer Steven Lansdell-Roll says renovations are well underway, and ‘substantial’ efforts were taken to clear out the former DPS building.  

“We had a successful move from City Hall. Our City Hall renovation project is well underway. All of the carpet flooring is removed. Walls are being removed. Counters and baseboards have been removed. Our contractors are doing a great job in getting that project kicked off.”

Staff began moving their offices to the temporary building during the week of March 28.

“I do want to recognize the efforts that all City Hall staff undertook to move to the temporary site, and more specifically, the facility staff,” adds Lansdell-Roll. “They did some fantastic work. The IT department [as well]. We would not have been up and running [without them]. It’s not easy.”

City Clerk Allyson Euler and Public Works Manager Blake Poole echoed Lansdell-Roll’s sentiments and thanked staff for their efforts as well. They noted facility staff with the Rec Centre also pitched in and helped out.