Tennille Council awarded the bid for repairs to the roof at the Tennille Post Office at their Thursday, August 17 meeting.
At a recent Council meeting, Mayor Jerome Alexander explained to Council that the roof is leaking in the break-room area of the Post Office; he went on to say that some of the ceiling tiles had collapsed from the moisture. In addition, three windows will need to be replaced in the front of the building.
Viking Engineering & Construction Management, LLC was awarded the bid in the amount of $14,396.68. This bid includes the materials and labor to clean and prepare the roof membrane on the Post Office building, coat the roof with Uniflex Roof coating (applied in two coats) with a five year workmanship warranty and a 50 year manufactory warranty. They will remove the existing ceiling tiles insulation in the break room; a new suspended ceiling will be installed with R-30 insulation with 2×2 ceiling tiles.
“With us being the way we are financially, I talked with the owners of Viking and they said if we could pay $5,000 once the invoice comes in and make the balance payable in November, they didn’t have a problem with that,” said Mayor Alexander. “They’re willing to work with us on this.”
Mayor Alexander further explained the arrangement with Viking Engineering, stating that the City will pay the initial $5,000 when the City receives the invoice; the remaining $9,396.68 will be paid in November.
During the meeting, Mayor Alexander went on to say that the second bid that the City of Tennille received for the repairs to the roof totaled $37,530.
Councilperson John Sweat asked about the severity of the leak at the Post Office.
“It’s very bad,” said Mayor Alexander. “The ceiling is falling in back in the back where it’s leaking so we need to go ahead.”
Council awarded the low bid to Viking Engineering & Construction Management, LLC.