Roof fix, reserves top R-XVI concerns

By David Knopf/Richmond News

It’s uncertain if Richmond School Board will take formal action at its July 9 meeting on a proposed $30,000-to-$50,000 repair and first–step restoration of the high school roof.

After hearing a presentation in June by a representative of Tremco Inc., the board still needs to vote to authorize spending the money.

That’s where things get sticky, Superintendent Damon Kizzire says.

“I just wonder if we should get a second opinion,” said Kizzire. “The flip side of that is that we’ve already spent $3,000 or $4,000 on that (Tremco’s visual inspection and infrared scans of the roofs high school and middle school roofs), and I don’t want to spend $10,000 on analyses (by getting a second opinion).”

As far as timing goes, Kizzire said it would be good to go ahead now and try to get the work done while school’s out.

“We don’t have kids in the building,” he said.

Kizzire said he has been told – but would want to confirm – that as a co-op Tremco could legally handle bidding for the district while still finding the most cost-effective way to spend the taxpayers’ money.

It appears Tremco can.



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