The City of Williams Lake will be spending an unanticipated $55,000 after considerable leaks were discovered in the roof of the Works yard Complex following snow and snow this past weekend.
The leaking areas of the roof have been in place for over 30 years and are greatly past their lifespan of 20 to 25 years, according to the expert that City staff brought in to assess the current roofing condition.
Council unanimously approved Tuesday evening the ‘urgent capital’ work to reroof the Complex and to wave the purchasing policy in favor of a direct contract award to facilitate the urgency of the work.
Joe Engelberts Manager of Utilities and Fleet said on Thursday that they were quoted just under $55,000 from Mainline Roof and hope to get the re-roofing done before the winter snow flies.
“The Works yard Complex has been in the current location for at least 50 years and has been maintained with the thought that it has to remain in that location for another 30 to 50 years,” Engelberts said in a Council report.
“In order to ensure the City can get this sort of lifespan out of its buildings, it is imperative that they are maintained to the best of our ability.”
The City has current estimated budget surplus that allows additional capital allocation to this work.