Council to weigh Public Safety building roof replacement


The council’s regular meeting is being held on a Tuesday due to the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday on Monday. According to Engineering Supervisor Terry Johnson’s information provided to the council, the roof has reached its lifespan. Johnson said the building has experienced multiple leaks and numerous repairs throughout the years.

The 201 W. First Ave. building houses three divisions the Mitchell Police Division, Traffic Division and Fire Division and Emergency Medical Services. Leaks in the roof have caused issues in the 911 dispatch area and at the north doors and stairwell. According to Johnson, the leaking has caused significant damage to the ceiling and walls.

The roof replacement project will be divided into two phases. For the first phase, the installation of metal sloped roof elements over two smaller sections of the roof will make up most of the work, according to Johnson. The building currently has a rubber roof with ballast rock laying on top of it to weigh it down.

L.L. Jirsa Architect will be contracted for the design phase that’s estimated to cost $7,500, should the council approve the contract. The total cost of the entire project is expected to come in around $250,000. Considering the city has $149,980 budgeted for the roof project, an additional $100,000 of contingency funds would be needed to cover the cost of the roof replacement later in 2020.

If approved, the city’s engineering staff will obtain three bid quotes and select the lowest qualified bidder for the first phase of the roof replacement project. Phase two of the project will focus on completing the remaining design for the roof replacement, which is slated to be completed by this summer.

In documents provided by Larry Jirsa, he said the bid documents could be completed by the end of February and work could begin in late March or early April, if the council approves the plan.

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