The board also approved a change order extending the construction time on the prior contract to Oct. 29 for substantial completion as a result of delays related to roof leaks. North Mississippi Roofing completed a temporary patch on the roof in September.
The board awarded the contract for roof and parapet repairs to Calenco LLC of Sheffield, Ala., which is already on site doing the foundation work, at a cost of $108,995. A competing bid from Miller Roofing of Jasper, Ala., was $109,200.
In addition to repairs, the work includes installation of weather barrier, fiber cement fascia, siding and trim, and painting at all parapets.
Calenco is expected to use a subcontractor, North Mississippi Roofing.
In other business:
• The board renewed the city’s health insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield at a 3 percent rate increase and with AmFirst for the gap plan with no increase.
• In property clean up, the board adjudicated properties at 303 Young Street and 1806 Third Street. The board dismissed action on the old Shell station on Highway 72, which has been cleaned up, and 3805 Mathis Road. Code Enforcement Officer said the property has been secured and painted and appears livable from the outside.
The board authorized re-entry for mowing of a previously adjudicated property at 608 Wenasoga Road.
• A representative of the American Lung Association presented information to the board about possible changes to the public smoking ordinance.
• With no protest on the proposed bond issue, the board passed a resolution authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds of $1.6 million at a later date.