Casey Center roof repairs to coast nearly $56K

  • Friday, September 27, 2013

After some debate Goose Creek City Council has approved a bid for $55,940 to make repairs to the Casey Community Center roof.
Council voted unanimously at its Sept. 10 meeting to approve the low bid.
Previously city council gave the city the OK to pursue a contract for roof repairs for up to $40,000. If it exceeded that amount, council would need to vote for approval, as it did on Sept. 10.
City Administrator Dennis Harmon said the contract is for 60 days, but added that hopefully the work will be complete before then.
Councilmember Marguerite Brown asked if there was a warranty.
“No warranty,” Mayor Michael Heitzler said. “They told us the first time it wasn’t worth a flip – it would last six years.”
Heitzler said the city keeps putting band aids on the building.
“I think it’s a waste of money,” Brown said.
“There are important programs there and we don’t have any other place to put them,” Heitzler said.
“I think we need more than a band aid,” Brown said.
“The consultant said don’t spend a nickel on it, but we have important programs there we don’t want to put out on the street.,” Heitzler said.
“If we get two years (of use) it’s worth it,” Councilmember Mark Phillips said.

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