Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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January 24, 2013

Low bid recommended for Justice Center leaks

CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland County Building and Grounds Committee approved and recommended a low bid to the finance committee for repairs at the Justice Center.

The low bid was submitted by Midwest Maintenance, Inc. of Piqua, OH at a rate of $190,525.

The repairs include filling in mortar and tuck pointing the old school building portion of the Justice Center and repairing coping and flashing on the roof in hopes to repair leaks at the facility.

A separate bid on waterproofing was also made, but it was not approved by the committee after a brief debate over water proofing.

"I recommend the base bid and recommend we forward it to the finance committee," Carmin Lynch, 9th District commissioner said.

Robert Safdie, 2nd District commissioner, supported the motion and it was unanimously approved.

Applying a waterproof spray was also bid out separately as an alternate and Midwest Maintenance, Inc. bid a total of $7,860 for the job. Kim Chamberlin of Upland Design previously told commissioners he estimated the cost to be around $15,000.

Dave Hassler, 3rd District commissioner, made a motion to defer and not perform the waterproofing.

"I think it's waste and I don't think we'll need it if the mortar is done correctly," Hassler said.

Lynch supported Hassler's motion for discussion.

Bill Walter from Midwest Maintenance also attended the meeting and told the committee he recommended the waterproofing because it would add additional years of life to the mortar on the building and said it would reduce the chances of water coming in even more.

Walter said they would use a type N mortar on the building and the waterproofing was more of a "chemical preservative" rather than a water repellent.

"I don't see any point in waiting (for waterproofing). If we do it's just going to cost more later," said Harry Sabine, 1st District commissioner.

Larry Allen, 6th District commissioner, asked Kim Chamberlin of Upland Design, architect on the project, if the county decided not to do the waterproofing if they would still repair the windows if there continued to be a leaking problem.

"I'm going to say I recommend the waterproofing, but we aren't going to duck out on you," Chamberlin said.

At previous meetings it was agreed upon that the county would pay for the mortar and tuck pointing of the building first. Then, if there were continued leak problems, then Midstate Construction would re-install the windows.

The committee then voted on leaving out the waterproofing and it ended in a tie vote. Voting in favor of doing the water proofing were Sabine, Safdie, Allen and Sonya Rimmer, 8th District commissioner and building and grounds committee chairperson.

Voting against doing the water proofing were Hassler, Charles Seiber, 4th District; Roy Turner, 7th District; and Lynch.

Sabine then made a motion to have Midwest Maintenance perform the waterproofing and it ended in a tie vote with all commissioners voting the same way.

A separate alternate bid of installing a concrete pad came in too high and the committee voted to reject all bids on that project. Bids ranged from $8,000 all the way up to $26,663.

The finance committee will now look at the bids and recommendation from the building and grounds committee at its next meeting.

The finance committee is scheduled to meet Friday, Jan. 25, at 8 a.m. in the small courtroom at the Cumberland County Courthouse. The public is welcome to attend.

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