The District of Squamish staff recommends installation of cameras around the exterior of the Squamish Adventure Centre given the history of vandalism.
In February this year, vandals smashed five of the larger exterior windows, with an expected $10,000 in damage..
The building also has had issues with loiterers at night in and around the front doors for the last few years, the district says.
The camera footage would be monitored by a third party and the RCMP would be alerted if suspicious activity is observed.
“Having video coverage of the building will reduce the risk of damage and allow the RCMP to react quickly when there is an incident and use recorded footage for investigation purposes,” says the staff.
The district is also planning to replace the sink counters in three washrooms at the centre.
The sink counters are starting to show signs of wear and are close to end of life, and are heavily used.
This project will also include the replacement of the sinks and faucets as they are also at end of life due to 14 years of constant use.
“As a tourism office, the Adventure Centre is required to offer a high level of service to the tourists who visit the building daily. This will ensure that the level of service is high and will reduce repair costs for the plumbing currently being paid,” the district says.
Meanwhile, the 15-year-old cameras in Council Chambers will also be replaced with modern, high-definition cameras.