Minnetrista council selects roof construction crew
The Minnetrista City Council awarded a contract on Oct. 15 to Lake Area Roofing and Contracting of Blaine, Minn. to re-roof City Hall and carry out a roof project on the Public Safety Building.
The city council voted 3-0 to approve the company, with Anne Hunt and Arlene Donahue absent. A total of four companies bid on the projects, but two were disqualified for not providing enough bid information. The two qualifying bids are Lake Area Roofing’s of $287,000, and Berwald Roofing Company’s bid of $296,100.
Most of the project is being paid for with insurance money from the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust. The city is paying a $2,500 deductible, and is now on the hook for snow and ice guards that will now be required with a different design on the new roof.
Assistant City Administrator Mike Barone said that now the roof is going to a verticle ribbed design, snow guards will be required to stop snow and ice from falling.
“That’s basically because the orientation of the roof panels is going from our current horizontal, or Bermuda style roof panes, to the vertical style which is a match to the Public Safety facility,” he said. “The League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust would not cover that cost because it essentially is an add on. You never had roof, snow and ice guards on this building before. We didn’t need them, but we didn’t have them.”
The snow and ice guards will cost the city up to $5,000. Barone said the insurance trust also decided that the existing soffit system on the building was undamaged. This was a change in plans, but will not cost the city extra money because they plan to keep the soffit system.
The roof repairs are planned after a 2010 hailstorm damaged both roofs.
According to the city council packet, Lake Area Roofing and Contracting will immediately begin the project, and the company believes they will finish on Jan. 30, 2013.
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program
The Minnetrista City Council also approved a resolution to bring the city’s Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP) into compliance to new standards.
The standards, which are handed down by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, were updated with stronger requirements for the Municipal Separate Storm Water System.
Now that standards have changed, the city is paying WSB and Associates an hourly cost not to exceed $7,300 to update their SWPPP. The cost includes two different stages of the update. The third stage of the update is estimated to cost $8,500 in 2013.