Recent History – 2004-2006
By Lee Kaiser, 10 March 2006
By next fall, School District 59 will have a new and improved home in the vacant Telus building on 7th Street at 116th Avenue. Staff announced at Wednesday’s meeting that administration will remain at Dawson Creek city hall until the end of the school term but operations staff could be in the two-story building as early as the May long weekend.
“Right now we’re spread out all over the town so our bus garage and maintenance shop are in different buildings. We have people in a warehouse over in the old Massey building, administration is (at city hall)… so this way we can move all those operations into one building so there’s a lot of efficiencies,” secretary-treasurer Gerry Slykhuis said following the meeting.
He said administration was waiting for spring thaw so that fibre optics cables could be extended to the new location. Operations manager Sam Barber said they have the designs and renovations should begin Monday. The Telus building, which cost about $2 million, will be paid for largely through the sale of the district’s other properties, said Slykhuis.
The three properties that are already listed have had a lot of interest and he doesn’t expect it will take long to sell them.