A few updates have come in regarding the Strathcona County Community Centre.
An initial structural assessment of the parkade after last week's explosions has been completed. The only damage reported was in the immediate area of the initial blast.
Crews began removing over 100 vehicles trapped in the parkade on Tuesday (Nov.13) night. Since then, all vehicles have been towed and taken to a secure lot.
Strathcona County can also now confirm county hall and the community centre are structurally sound. County hall will reopen to staff on Monday (Nov.19) and open to the public on Wednesday. The community centre, parkade and library remain closed. There isn’t a timeframe on their opening until an environmental assessment of the building is complete.
Anyone who left personal belongings in the community centre complex during the evacuation is asked to call enforcement services at 780-449-0100. Those affected will need to provide a description of their item, its location and contact information. Once the environmental testing is complete, the items will be collected by enforcement services and made available at the RCMP station for collection.
While certain services are unavailable, Strathcona County is accepting payments such as utility bills, taxes, and planning and development services inspection fees at the public services yard. Utility bills will be sent out early next week and no penalties will be applied on accounts for the month of November.
The library has also been temporarily moved and is currently located at the Broadmoor Golf Course Pro Shop.