Crete awards contract for police roof repairs

2013-10-28T22:30:00Z 2013-10-28T23:22:07Z Crete awards contract for police roof repairsBy Gregory Tejeda Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
October 28, 2013 10:30 pm  • 

CRETE | The Village Board awarded a contract Monday to a Harvey-based company to rebuild the roof on the village’s police building.

No trustees voted against the contract to Knickerbocker Roofing, which submitted a bid of $89,450. But Trustee Stephen Johnson abstained from voting on the contract, while Trustee Holly Milburn was not present for the meeting.

One other company submitted a bid that was about $9,400 higher, while a third company missed the deadline for submitting bids.

Public Works Superintendent Phil Hameister said the entire roof on the structure at 1370 Benton St., will have to be removed. That, and the insulation underneath, will be replaced.

Hameister said once construction crews begin the work, it will take about four to five days to complete the project.

But when that work will begin is uncertain. Hameister said he will discuss the issue in coming days and is hopeful the work can begin sometime in late November or early December.

In other business, the Village Board approved a measure extending business hours within Crete by one hour on Nov. 27, the day before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Village President Michael Einhorn also asked trustees if they would be inclined to permanently change village ordinances to make the extra hour the norm. Trustees expressed no opposition, but any action in that direction will come at a future Village Board meeting.

Village Board members also learned from Trustee Daniel Taylor that two new animal control/code enforcement officers have been hired. The two are expected to begin work next week.

Johnson also said he plans to visit Frankfort's water filtration plant. Village officials in recent months have been discussing what changes, if any, they need to make in the way they provide water to residents, and Johnson said he hopes to gain ideas during his visit.

Trustees also voted to reschedule their next board meeting from the second Monday of the month, which would be Nov. 11, to Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, and the municipal building will be closed that day.

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