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A leaky roof at the Chatham Courthouse led to emergency repairs earlier this year.

According to an administrative report submitted to council Oct 16, the roof was leaking in both the victim witness interview room and judge’s council chambers.

The report stated the water caused drywall, ceiling and floor damage. Concerns about odours and mold were raised as well, and subsequent testing showed positive results for mold spores.

After attempting to patch the roof, a contractor was contacted to replace the entire 7,100 sq. ft. of roof.

Dordt Construction was hired to do the work at a cost of $147,250, less HST.

Although the municipality owns the building, the province will rebate the cost for the repairs.

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