City staff set to move

Former library being taken over by City of Vernon building, planning, engineering and bylaws staff

Vernon’s former library is getting new tenants.

The city’s building, planning, engineering and bylaws staff will begin moving into the old library, located at 3001-32nd Avenue, at 3 p.m. Thursday.

“We are asking for the public’s patience this week in regards to the move,” said Courtenay Pitcher, the city’s communications officer. “As such there will be minimal service until noon, Monday, Oct. 29.”

The departments that will be located in the old library building (renamed the Community Services Building) will be information services, engineering services, building and inspections, planning, economic development, tourism and bylaws.

During the move, the public can still e-mail questions or comments to or call 250-550-3634 to leave a message for engineering and planning. City Hall will remain open during regular business hours during the move.