Royersford Borough Approves Bids for Borough Hall Work
Council votes to accept bids for some construction work to be done on borough hall.
Royersford Borough Council approved two bids for refurbishment work during Tuesday night's meeting.
One bid is to replace the windows along the Third Avenue side of the building. Council first discussed the issue in January and sent requests for proposals out.
The borough received several bids, and awarded the contract to G&S Construction, Inc. in the amount of $55,100. The windows will be low-emissive tinted windows that will be more energy-efficient than the current windows.
Council also approved a bid by Jones Masonry Restoration to repoint the outside of borough hall. Repointing is a masonry technique that renews the external part of masonry, sealing it against water leakage. The bid for $24,495 will pay to repoint the entire building.
Public Works requests salt bin
New Public Works director Craig Keffer brought plans for a new salt bin at the public works building to council during the meeting. Currently, the borough can store about 90 tons of salt at a time.
Keffer said that the borough's contract for salt is for 400 tons and they have to take 60 percent of that amount whether the borough uses it all or not.
Keffer said he feels that it would save man-hours and money if he built an 1125-square-foot building that could hold several hundred tons.
"We'd be able to treat roads better and spot salt, and there'd be less concern of running out," Keffer told the council.
Council agreed to look at Keffer's plans and see where the cost for such a building would fit into the budget.
- The borough Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday March 23 at 10 a.m. at Victory Park. Volunteers will be dyeing eggs at the ninth grade center on Thursday, March 21 at 2 p.m. and hiding the eggs at 8:30 a.m. on the 23rd.