$416K contract for repairs at public works complex on commission agenda

Repairs for the city’s public works complex are up for consideration on Tuesday’s City Commission meeting.

City staff is recommending approval of a $416,751 contract to EJ Carpentry for the project that includes replacing the roofs, including the metal roofing, insulation, fascia, skylights, gutters and downspouts for the public works central garage, sanitation/streets and wash rack buildings, according to the staff report.

This project will be coordinated with other project phases, including mechanical equipment which will be located on the roof of the central garage, according to staff.

Nelson Architects did the design and staff wrote in their report that the construction will have little to no impact on services offered out of these buildings.

Most of the buildings were constructed in 1971. The roofs, fascia, soffit, and rain gutter and downspouts being replaced and repaired with this project have either reached the end of their intended service life or are have been damaged and need repair, according to the staff report.

Future phases of the project will replace siding, doors, mechanical equipment and lighting fixtures as funding becomes available. The improvements will improve working conditions and the energy efficiency of the buildings, according to staff. They’ll also update the color scheme to match the remainder of the public works complex.

The project will be funded through the central garage, sanitation, streets and public works administration facility improvement funds. The garage, sanitation and street funds have each budgets $100,000 each for the last two years and propose to do the same for the upcoming budget year, according to staff. That will provide the funds for the roof replacement and will also fund the next phases of the improvements, according to staff.

All of these project components were part of a package that was put out to bid last year with only one bidder the first time and no bidders the second time so staff decided to split them into separate bid packages.