Mold found in Chenequa Village Hall
Kelly Smith, staff writer April 30, 2003
Village of Chenequa - Air purification equipment has been temporarily installed
as contractors try to remove mold spores from three rooms in the Village Hall.
Village Administrator Robert Douglas said contractors found mold levels unacceptably
high in the foyer entrance to the building, the boardroom, and the police and
fire training room.
Douglas said the mold is apparently the result of water that seeped into the
building last fall when contractors were working on the roof.
Douglas said a heavy rainstorm occurred after the contractors had opened up
the roof to do repair work.
He said the mold apparently developed in a wall that extended down from the
roof to the foyer and elevator well of the building.
Douglas said he thinks the spores spread to the second-floor boardroom and
the police and fire training room through the ventilation system in the building.
He said other rooms and offices in the building were not affected, because
different ventilation ducts serve them.
Douglas does not think the mold spores pose a public health threat.
"If it would be allowed to continue on a long-term basis, it might have
posed a threat," he said.
"However, as I understand it, it does not pose a threat now, because
the mold was sealed behind vinyl wallpaper," he said.
The mold was discovered when contractors began doing restoration work on water
damage that resulted from the leaks.
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