City of Kimberley workers are still installing the new Townsite stairs.

City of Kimberley workers are still installing the new Townsite stairs.

Townsite stairs vandalized again

The continuing saga of the Townsite stairs has taken another turn.

  • Nov. 14, 2013 5:00 p.m.

CAROLYN GRANT

The continuing saga of the Townsite stairs has taken another turn.

Last spring the stairs were damaged when vandals rolled a boulder down them and they have been closed ever since.

Townsite residents have been persistent in asking for the stairs’ repair and the City began work this fall.

But there has been another setback. Cpl. Chris Newel reports that two teenagers have rolled the upper stairs platform over the bank just as work was nearing completion. The structure of the stairs was not damaged but it did take time to retrieve it and put the platform back in place.

However, Newel says police have solid evidence as to who the suspects are and will be following up.

“Police, the City and local residents are very disappointed in the actions and lack of respect shown by these two subjects,” Newel said.