PIERREPONT - After receiving four bids for a town hall roofing project last week, Pierrepont town officials have elected to go with Northern Tier Contracting at a price tag of up to $57,000.
Labor provided by the Gouverneur-based company will include replacing the existent roofing with asphalt shingles.
Northern Tier, whose bid includes a $20,000 amount for contingency, was the lowest of the four bids.
As far as the scope goes, its a full replacement of the roof material all the way down to the substrate. Well put new plywood on, well put new asphalt shingles on, etc., Building Committee member Anna Thomas said. Thats pretty much the extent of it.
Bids ranged from Northern Tiers $57,000 to Gouverneur Roofings $110,571 bid.
Town attorney Eric J. Gustafson was in attendance Tuesday night to go over financial aspects of the project with board members and suggested they consider a bond anticipation note.
I recommend that you prepare a bond resolution and set up a special meeting. I recommend that you bond for the full amount and then if you decide you dont want to use it you dont have to, but at least it gives you the flexibility to spend up to that amount, he said.
So the recommendation is that were going to award Northern Tier (Contracting) to re-roof the Pierrepont Town Hall at a price not to exceed $57,000, Councilman Roger Murray said. The alternate amount (from Northern Tier) would be if we went with the metal roofing instead and that would have added $9,700 to the base bid. But were going to go with the asphalt with a contingency of $20,000 and so this bid actually is $37,000 with a contingency of $20,000. We built that in and hopefully we wont use it, but youve got to have something in there in case anything pops up.