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Roof work approved for SF building

Roof work approved for SF building

Posted: Friday, January 22, 2010 9:41 pm

By CHRIS MENEES
Staff Reporter
Much-needed roof repairs will soon be made at the South Fulton Municipal Complex, where city commissioners accepted a low bid for the work during their session Thursday evening.
The South Fulton City Commission voted 5-0 to accept a low bid of $33,940 from Watson Roofing Company for roof repairs in the section of the building that houses the public works and utilities departments.
South Fulton City Manager Jeff Vowell said the company has experience with the building from having done previous roofing work there.
The cost of the repair work will be covered by reimbursement the city recently received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the city’s cleanup expense from last year’s ice storm, although the leaking roof is not connected to the storm damage. Vowell said the portion of the roof that is leaking is an old section that was never replaced when the city took occupancy of the old H.I.S. building.
“This is needed,” Vowell said.
In other action during Thursday evening’s meeting, which was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and with prayer led by commissioner Charles Moody, the commission:
• Learned newspaper advertisements have been placed to solicit bids for a city-owned parcel of land downtown, with a deadline of Feb. 1. Vowell said he has already gotten two calls and anticipates at least one bid.
• Voted to table action on a resolution for a rental agreement with utility funds, which would put into place an internal plan to fix the deficit in the General Fund. Vowell said the point is to reaffirm a similar June 2006 resolution that was mistakenly never implemented, adding that there were turnovers in both management and board members over the years.
Vowell said he has a first draft of a resolution but anticipates some wording will change as he continues to work with the city attorney and other officials to prepare a final draft. He also suggested the need for a special called meeting to discuss the matter in detail before action is taken.
• Approved a resolution pertaining to the city’s recent receipt of a Community Development Block Grant for sewer improvements. The resolution authorizes that the city’s matching funds be taken from the water and sewer funds, rather than the General Fund.
Vowell noted a meeting to receive more information about the grant was scheduled for this morning.
• Learned from Vowell’s year-to-date budget review that everything “appears to be in line.” He also noted the city will be receiving a significant credit from its natural gas supplier as an adjustment to a meter discrepancy.
Staff Reporter Chris Menees may be contacted by e-mail at cmenees@ucmessenger.com.
Published in The Messenger 1.22.10

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