Community Centre closure - statement: November 13, 2018 - 7 p.m.
Media Statement: Community Centre, Sherwood Park
The initial structural assessment of the parkade has been completed and County Hall and Community Centre are structurally sound.
Environmental assessment has been completed on County Hall and cleaning efforts have begun. Restoration is expected to be complete after the weekend.
Cleaning efforts at the Community Centre and parkade will start once the environmental assessment is complete.
It has not been determined when County Hall and the Community Centre, including the library, will be open to the public. A plan for staff re-entry is underway.
The initial structural assessment of the parkade has been completed. There is some damage in the immediate area of the initial explosion. The majority of surface damage in both levels of the parkade was caused by fire and smoke.
Towing of vehicles parked on the upper level will start this evening and is anticipated to be completed over the next several days. Further steps need to be taken before towing of vehicles on the lower level of the parkade can begin.
Vehicles are being taken to a secure lot. Strathcona County Enforcement Services has started to contact vehicle owners with further information.
Until all services are restored, Strathcona County is accepting payments at its Public Services Yard, located on the second floor, at 370 Streambank Avenue in Sherwood Park. Payments being accepted include accounts receivable, utility bills, assessment and taxation, and Planning and Development Services inspection fees. Please continue to make dog license payments at the RCMP building.
Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community