Township council will be examining a pair of options to repair the roof at the Rick MacLeish Memorial Community Centre in Cannington.
A staff report received by members of council at Monday’s (Oct. 19) committee of the whole session notes that a consultant hired by the municipality – Tatham Engineering Ltd. – conducted a visual inspection of the roof in mid July.
In addition to a number of leaks, there now appears to be an insect infestation in some sections.
“The indication is that the damage is likely not extensive and does not appear to be affecting the structural capacity of the framing members supporting the roof. Tatham is recommending that in order to determine the exact location and extent of the damage, a destructive investigation would be required involving removal of the roofing materials in the area where the damage is occurring, and close visual examination from the top side of the decking,” the report reads.
“This could be completed in conjunction with the roof replacement or prior to a repair.”
A full replacement of the roof, which would last approximately 20 to 25 years, carries an estimated cost of $500,000 while a protective coating that could last five to ten years would cost roughly $100,000.
A total of $200,000 was set aside for the project in the 2019 budget.