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Heritage trumps energy reduction

A proposal to replace drafty windows with energy efficient models at the Oak Bay fire hall was stalled by a 3-3 vote during Monday’s council meeting.

As a result, council asked that the matter be sent back to the Oak Bay heritage committee for advice. Coun. Pam Copley led the charge against replacement of the windows, citing concerns over heritage alteration of the hall.

Fire Chief Gerry Adam argued in vain that the new windows wouldn’t alter the look of the building and would yield a 20-per-cent reduction in energy costs.

The original three-bay hall was built in 1938 and two bays were added some years later.

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