By Andreas Yilma Citizen’s News
BEACON FALLS — The Town Hall roof is expected to be replaced before the end of the year.
Town officials went out to bid and solicited three vendors through the trade labor state contract and received two bids. The bids came in at least $22,000 higher than the $89,498 budgeted amount.
So they went back out and solicited from two local companies and received a quote from DiGiorgi Roofing & Siding in town for about $2,000 less than the budgeted amount, Finance Manager Natasha Nau said.
“It leaks under multiple places under heavy rain,” First Selectmen Gerard Smith said.
The roof has been patched many times, Smith added.
The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved at its Aug. 8 regular meeting to waive the procurement procedure before the Board of Finance approved the waiver the following day.
Smith said town officials’ manual states that they have the right to do this in certain cases.
The budgeted amount includes $50,806 from the capital project from the previous fiscal year and $38,692 from Local Capital Improvement Program grant funds.
Nau said town officials would have had to go before the town to request more funds if the procurement procedure wasn’t waived.
“We feel it’s in the town’s best interest,” Nau said.