Pastorek awarded bid on Centennial Center roof
Lobby roofing could begin this fall
GRAFTON—The bids are in and have been accepted by Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) to repair the roof at the Centennial Center (CC).
Last Thursday the park board met at a special noon meeting to review the bids submitted by G W and Sons Construction Inc. of Grand Forks, the Insulation Place LLC, and Pastorek Construction both of Grafton.
The repair of the CC roof discussion has been a painstaking process, which has gone on for a number of months, highlighted by a short termination of the Joint Powers Agreement by the park board with a number of entities including the City of Grafton, which up to just recently had owned the CC. An agreement to repair the roof resulted in a change of ownership of the CC and the Winter Sports Arena, which are now properties of GPR.
The park board has since rescinded its decision to terminate the Joint Powers Agreement and in doing so worked out an agreement with the city, where the municipality would pay $140,000 of the roof repair, with the balance to paid for by GPR.
GPR was to finance the remainder of the cost of the project with a loan from the Grafton Economic Development Committee. The term and the interest of the loan were previously worked out between the Economic Development Committee and GPR. The length of the loan would be for 10 years at 3 percent interest.
The three bids were opened and deemed to be acceptable bids, with Pastorek’s bid coming in on the day of the bid opening, a day after the deadline. The park board decided the best course of action was to go with a steel roof, which made the Insulation Place’s bid of $176,660 a moot point as that bid didn’t include steel replacement.
With two bids left on the table the park board discussed whether the roof should be repaired with the existing panel type roofing or should be replaced with a standing seam system. The park board decided to go with the seam system roof. Pastorek’s standing seam bid was $204,039.
G W and Sons Construction’s standing seam system bid came in at $209,000. It was moved by Brad Burianek and seconded by Cory Burns to accept Pastorek’s low bid. The motion was approved unanimously.
According to GPR Director Bill Dahl, the standing seam system is new roof technology for steel buildings.
“I don’t think this type of roofing was available in 1987 when the CC was built,” he said. “It eliminates the thousands of screws that went into the paneling, which caused a lot of the leaks and the problems. This new technology should give us a good roof for the next 40-50 years.”
Construction is slated to begin in the spring on the arena roof, but the lobby roof could begin this fall, pending on Pastorek’s schedule.
Also present was city council member Greg Young who was satisfied with the process and happy with the bid. The park board and Young agreed that the final cost was not going to be $204,039.
Dahl figured that some of the purlins, especially in the lobby area are going to have to be replaced.
Dahl thought if Pastorek could get started on the lobby roof that GPR would make a request for part of their loan money this year, with the remainder of the loan to be requested in the spring when work is scheduled to begin on the arena roof. He said the park board is looking at a loan of $110,000, but that is dependent on how many of the purlins in the lobby area will have to be replaced.