The main activity room at the Langley Senior Center has been temporarily closed for repairs, city officials confirmed. All other rooms are open and programs will continue and temporarily re-located as needed, according to Interim City Manager Ron Bow. The large meeting room was closed on Monday, July 10, after staff members noticed a crack in one of the main beams. A structural engineer was brought in and he recommended replacement of the beam.
The remainder of the facility remains open to the public and staff for programs and services on a daily basis.
Work is already beginning on the design and replacement of the beam. Repairs are expected to be completed within two weeks and cost about $8,000.
Langley Center is used daily for senior citizen programs and classes and rented out on a regular basis for special events. The main room affected by the problem is used for exercise classes, dancing, luncheons and bingo.
Most recently, the Center has been used as a Cooling Center during the recent high temperatures exceeding 100 degrees.