Roof repair funding nears approval
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.