Wrentham reports damage to town hall after HVAC part bursts

WRENTHAM – Parts of the city hall ended up destroyed last weekend by a burst coil in a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) ceiling unit, metropolis officers described Tuesday.

In a press release from city administrator Kevin Sweet, the problems was described as “important” and comprehensive, even though no greenback volume has but been allocated.

In accordance to the city, areas of the constructing could continue being shut for “quite a few months” though repairs are carried out. At the moment the total building is closed to both the public and personnel although the destruction is becoming assessed.

According to the city, metropolis officials found out the destruction to the setting up on Saturday early morning, April 10th.

A lot of the hurt is described as “abnormal h2o destruction” in workplaces and hallways on the very first and 2nd floors of the setting up. The workplaces seriously influenced involve the public nurses office environment, appraisers, accounting and the city administrator’s business office.

Emergency providers have been referred to as in in excess of the weekend to get started examining the problems and starting up the cleanse-up operate.

Continuing city functions amid a developing lockdown has become a regimen for city workers during the pandemic, and officers do not foresee any materials disruption to the local community.

“Just after metropolis officials shut Town Corridor for most of past yr because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are currently common with doing work remotely and caring for people this way,” Sweet mentioned of the city’s launch on Tuesday afternoon.

He explained officers are “assured that we can carry on to deliver a higher stage of service to all Wrentham people irrespective of the disruption caused by this destruction.”

The city’s insurer labored to permit office environment trailer staff to get the job done on web page even though the making is staying fixed. These temporary amenities are envisioned to be operational future 7 days.

Tuesday’s launch uncovered that a forensic review of the manage method is getting carried out all through the residence “to determine the precise lead to of the incident.”

“The town will hold the community informed of the restoration of the developing and the reopening for staff members and the general public,” the push launch claimed.

The assessor business office and town hall conference rooms are at present becoming relocated to the Fiske General public Library at 110 Randall Road.

People who need to have support from Town Corridor can connect with 1 of the adhering to numbers:

City clerk: 508-384-5415

Board of Selectmen / Administration: 508-384-5400

Community Wellbeing Nurses: 508-384-5485

Treasurer / Collector: 508-384-5413

Assessment Committee: 508-384-5408

Wellness Department: 508-384-5480

An office in Wrentham Town Hall that was damaged last weekend due to a burst coil in the HVAC ceiling unit.