Hilltown continues with roof replacement
Monday afternoon’s rainy weather made the importance of that evening’s discussion all the more apparent.
“We did experience some leaking in the roof today,” Hilltown Township Manager Richard Schnaedter said as the board of supervisors continued its discussion about options for replacing the township building’s roof at its Aug. 27 meeting.
The board directed township staff WR SrHSDrH ELG VSHFLfiFDWLRQV IRr WKH roof replacement project, which early estimates predict could cost up to $142,000.
At its July 23 meeting, the board heard a presentation from Joe Horan of Kimmel-Bogrette architects about options and prices for the project.
3DrW RI WKH EuLOGLQJ’V rRRI LV flDW, while a portion is peaked.
FRr WKH flDW-rRRI VHFWLRQ, HRrDQ SrHVHQWHG WKrHH RSWLRQV. 7KH firVW, with a 15- to 20-year warranty, would cost $21,000 to $25,000; the second, with a 20-year warranty, would cost $26,700 to $32,130; and
WKH fiQDO RSWLRQ, ZLWK D 30year warranty, would cost $31,130 to $35,700.
Horan similarly presented three options for the peaked-roof portion. 7KH fiRVW ZDV IRR DVSKDOW shingles, which would cost $51,000 to $93,000; the second was for standing seam metal shingles, which would cost $238,000 to $306,000; DQG WKH fiQDO DOternative was for synthetic slate shingles, which would cost $238,000 to $425,000. WLWK WKH fiRVW WZR DOWHRQDtives, there is an option to add a dimensional slate look for an estimated 10 percent to 15 percent additional cost.
At the July 23 meeting, the supervisors agreed to go with the most expensive but best quality option for the flat roof, but no consensus was reached about the remainder of the roof.
“The peak portion is open for discussion at this point,” board Chairwoman Barbara Salvadore said.
Board Vice Chairman Jack McIlhinney voiced his support for the asphalt option.
“I’m not $300,000 and roof,” he said.
The remainder of the board agreed, directing township staff to prepare ELG VSHFLfiFDWLRQV IRR WKH 30-yHDR ZDRRDQWy flDW-RRRI option and the asphalt peaked-roof option.
The specs will come back into the
$425,000 to the board before being put out to bid.
The combined cost of those two options could range from $82,130 to $128,700, according to the estimates from KimmelBogrette. If the board opts to go for the dimensional slate look on the peaked roof, WKDW fiJURH FRUOG LQFRHDVH Ey $5,100 to $13,950.
The township budgeted $82,000 for the roof replacement project, but it anticipates saving money on other budgeted capital projects, Schnaedter said.
In other business, after years in the planning stages, the Guttman Tract is one maMRR VWHS FORVHR WR fiQDOOy EHing developed.
7KH ERDRG JRDQWHG final approval for Hilltown Walk, the subdivision to be developed by Deluca Homes that will occupy the 86-acre Guttman Tract property along Green Street. The approval passed in a 2-1 vote, with McIlhinney dissenting.
The proposed development would contain lots for 57 homes, three of which already exist, according to Karl Janetka of Van Cleef Engineering, the engineer for Deluca Homes.
The subdivision received preliminary approval in April, and mostly minor changes had been made in the revised plan before the township, according to Janetka.
The one major difference, Janetka said, is that the water line that was originally along Green Street would now cut across township-owned property near Creamery Road and Route 153.
Supervisor Jim Groff noted the actual location of the easement for that water line would have to be approved by the board at a later date.
McIlhinney raised concerns with the change in location for the water line, saying he felt the line was supposed to go along Green in order to allow area homes with failing systems to connect to it.
Groff said the line will still stub at Green, allowing nearby properties to connect to it.
“We’re still getting the same thing done,” he said.