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Ste. Anne de Bellevue

Ste-Anne’s century-old town hall to get facelift

  • Ste-Anne town hall.
    Ste-Anne town hall.
    Photo credit: Gazette file photo

Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue is planning a major makeover of its town hall facade.

Last week, council unanimously awarded a $679,000 contract to Longueuil-based Afcor Construction Inc. for the renovation of the facade of the town hall, which dates back about a century.

The Montreal agglomeration will be contributing about $324,000 to the project and Ste-Anne had to finalize the contract so it could proceed with the paperwork related to this entente, said director general Martin Bonhomme.

“We needed to know the costs and have the motion of council” to finalize the agreement with Montreal, he said, adding it was also preferable to have completed the tender process now instead of waiting until spring when most of the contracts for the busy summer construction season are awarded. “The tenders are often quite lower now than in the spring,” he added.

Ste-Anne will finance the project through its capital works fund over a 10-year period.

The work in question, which includes replacing windows and redoing part of the side wall, will commence in April, weather permitting, and should last until mid-July.

“It will be restored in such a way to keep the heritage value of city hall,” Bonhomme said, adding the architectural plans had to be approved by the government. “The windows that will be installed have to look like the heritage of the building.”

Ste-Anne St. won’t have to be closed to traffic during the reconstruction of the town hall facade but a portion of the adjacent north-side sidewalk could be.

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