If you want to fight city hall, you’ll have to take the stairs

The elevator at Campbell River city hall will be out-of-order for about six weeks

The elevator at city hall will be out-of-order for about six weeks.

“We are making arrangements to ensure continued access for people with limited mobility at City Hall,” says Dave Morris, the city’s general manager of Facilities and Supply Management.

“Without the elevator, people who cannot climb stairs wouldn’t have access to the second floor of City Hall, so we will arrange for staff to meet with citizens on the main floor, in the foyer or in the Committee Room or Council Chambers if necessary.”

Morris says temporary measures such as stairwell lifts were considered, but were ruled out due to the prohibitive cost of installation requirements.

This shut-down will allow for a retrofit on the 30-year-old elevator that will ensure it meets today’s safety standards.