WL approves agreement, moves forward with City hall work

The West Lafayette City Hall building has been evacuated due to mold issues after two incidents of pipes bursting in January 2014. (WLFI Photo)
The West Lafayette City Hall building has been evacuated due to mold issues after two incidents of pipes bursting in January 2014. (WLFI Photo)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Crews can now get inside West Lafayette City Hall to see how bad the mold situation is after two water pipes burst in January.

The Board of Works approved an agreement between the city and Tecton Construction Management. City Engineer Dave Buck says he will do a walk through with crews this week or early next week, then workers will start cutting into the cieling, floor and walls to expose any problems.

During the exposure phase, the building on Navajo Street will be off limits to everyone except for the Tecton crews.

“We occasionally go back up there to access files that are still there and plans, things like that,” said Buck. “For the most part, when that’s going on there won’t be anybody in there.”

The investigation will take about 10 to 12 weeks. Last week the Redevelopment Commission approved $40,000 in funds from the Sagamore TIF district to be used for the investigation.

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