Roof re­pair fund­ing nears ap­proval

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Ariél Zangla azangla@free­manon­line.com arielat­free­man on Twit­ter

KINGSTON, N.Y. » The Com­mon Coun­cil is likely to award a roughly $264,000 con­tract for a planned reroof­ing project at the city’s waste­water treat­ment plant on East Strand.

A res­o­lu­tion to award the con­tract to More Roof­ing Inc. was dis­cussed dur­ing the coun­cil’s cau­cus meet­ing Mon­day evening. The seven mem­bers present did not raise any ob­jec­tions to the res­o­lu­tion, which calls for More Roof­ing to be paid $264,210.

The res­o­lu­tion was to go to the full coun­cil for a vote Tues­day evening. (That meet­ing took place too late to be in­cluded in this story). If ap­proved, the mea­sure will go to Mayor Steve No­ble for fi­nal ac­tion.

Al­der­man Dou­glas Koop said all seven of the bids the city re­ceived for the roof­ing work came in be­low the es­ti­mated cost of $570,000. He said More Roof­ing pro­vided the low­est re­spon­si­ble bid for the project.

“The good news is it was much lower than we thought it would be,” said Koop, D-Ward 2.

The high­est bid, from Silk­town Roof­ing, was for $487,000.

The work is ex­pected to be­gin be­fore the end of the year, and the city’s spec­i­fi­ca­tions state it must be done within 360 days.

The other bids were $302,600 from Young De­vel­op­ers LLC, $348,875 from Gen­eral Roof­ing Con­trac­tors, $440,000 from United Roof­ing and Sheet Me­tal Inc., $444,000 from Ti­tan Roof­ing and $448,000 from Pre­ci­sion Roof­ing.

The roof work is among a num­ber of im­prove­ments be­ing made at the treat­ment plant.

The plant is the city’s only such fa­cil­ity and serves ap­prox­i­mately 30,000 peo­ple. Most of the plant was built in the 1940s, but it’s been up­graded roughly ev­ery 10 years.

In other busi­ness Mon­day, the cau­cus mem­bers raised no ob­jec­tion to a res­o­lu­tion au­tho­riz­ing the trans­fer of $28,000 in the bud­get for the waste­water treat­ment plant to pay for the re­pair of blow­ers that are used for aer­a­tion dur­ing the bi­o­log­i­cal treat­ment of sewage.

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