Kimberley City Council has directed city staff to have a look at what it would take to either reconstruct or repair the Platzl walkway.
The Chamber of Commerce has sent the City a letter, stating that the Downtown Business Association would like the City to put out tenders for its removal.
City CAO Scott Sommerville said that the letter asks for it to be torn down.
“It is our property and there have been no plans put forward to replace it, but in my opinion, it’s salvageable,” he said.
Coun. Bev Middlebrook said that she totally supported doing something about it, but what?
“Do we rip down the structure and leave it open?” she asked.
Mayor Don McCormick said that it was city property so the onus was on the city to fix it, and it is unsightly.
“It is important that we address it in some way, even the lighting is dim and it’s an important entrance to the Platzl.”
McCormick said he didn’t think the Chamber’s preferred action was to just tear it out.
Middlebrook said it didn’t have to cost a lot, and suggested a contest for design ideas, perhaps murals.
“That gives me a feeling of great joy and great dread at the same time,” Oakley said.