Bids sought for new J&FS roof

By Wayne Allen

August 21, 2013

Wayne Allen

PDT Staff Writer

Bids are currently being sought to replace the roof on the Scioto County Department of Job and Family Services building located at 710 Court St. Portsmouth. The project is estimated to cost $190,000.

“Our warranty on the roof ended in Feb. 2012. We have had some ongoing leaks that’s been managed under the warranty,” said Paige Robbins, Director of the Scioto county Department of Job and Family Services. “What we found after last winter was that it really took a toll on the roof and now it’s time to replace it.”

Robbins said the existing roof was installed in 1992 when the building underwent a construction project.

“We had a building and there were additions added to it, that’s when the (existing) roof was installed,” Robbins said. “It’s getting older and we have leaks throughout the building and we don’t want that to cause any kind of damage inside the building.”

She said the roof is roughly 14,000 square feet.

According to information obtained from the Scioto County Commissioners, bids are being accepted until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read.

Robbins said money for the project will come from existing funding.

She said there would be a possibility it could be replaced before the end of the year.

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