The Mason County School board approved a bid to replace the roof of the Mason County High School Fieldhouse durig a special meeting Friday.
Four bids were received for the project. Those bids included ABR Construction, Inc. in the amount of $347,770, Swift Roofing, Inc. in the amount of $347,705, Bri-Den Company, Inc. in the amount of $425,000 and Tri-State Roofing and Sheet Metal in the amount of $341,060.
According to Mason County Schools Assistant Superintendent Kermit Belcher, the Tri-State Roofing and Sheet Metal provided a base bid of $262,360 which only included the rubber roof. An additional $78,700 was placed in the bid for additional asphalt.
Board Member Dr. Michael Coleman asked about the reputation of the Tri-State Roofing and Sheet Metal company.
“Do we know much about them?” he asked.
Superintendent Rick Ross said the district has used the company in the past and trust its reputation.
The board approved the low bid.
“The bid said they should be able to start within seven to 10 days,” Belcher said.
During a recent meeting of the board of education, Ross and Belcher discussed the need for a new roof.
Ross said some of the problems started around the time of the district tournament when the roof began to leak.
According to Belcher, part of the roof has detached.
“It’s a rubber roof,” Belcher said. “Right now, it looks like a wave pool when you get up there.”
Ross said he is afraid if the roof is not replaced soon, it could come off the building.
“We’re afraid the roof might fly off,” he said.
Ross said the school’s insurance company has agreed to cover the cost of a temporary fix, but the roof needs to be replaced.
The board approved an emergency BG-1 to allow the school board to move ahead with the replacement.
“We will get costs from contractors and we’re hoping to find one already bid through the state,” he said.
According to Ross, the cost will be funded through bonding.