One bid for roof repairs and another bid for lawn maintenance were approved by the St. Clair Board of Aldermen at Monday’s meeting.

Roof Repairs

A bid from Bartch Roofing Co., Inc. in the amount of $32,139 was approved by a 4-0 vote for city hall roof repairs. City Administrator Travis Dierker said Bartch Roofing Co., Inc., was the “best” bid out of the six that the city received.

Plans to restore a portion of the St. Clair City Hall’s roof were discussed during the Feb. 20 board meeting.

The right side of the roof will be repaired, which covers the police department, the gym, administrative and inspector offices and the hallway. The city has budgeted $60,000 for the repairs.

The Garland Company, which has been vetted to meet state requirements, assisted city officials with the bidding process, roof inspections and more.

The existing rubber coating of the roof will remain in addition to new coating and new UV protection. The warranty period is 20 years.

At the Feb. 20 meeting, Alderman Greg Talleur expressed caution when working around the new HVAC units. He said HVAC lines run through the roof and if not careful, it could add $15,000 to $20,000 to the cost.

The project is scheduled to be completed later this year.

Lawn Maintenance

The board also approved a two-year agreement with RKG Lawn and Snow, LLC, for lawn care services at municipal properties in the amount of $32,550.

The city received six bids for lawn care services and five were from locally owned companies, Dierker said. RKG Lawn and Snow, LLC, had the lowest bid.

The company would maintain the wastewater treatment plant, city hall, St. Clair Senior Center, city’s maintenance shed, Evergreen Park, Orchard Park and the downtown park.

By having a company come in and maintain those properties, this would allow other city staff to focus on other job tasks throughout the city, according to Dierker.

Each property will be cut once a month and if a property requires more than that, it will be discussed with Dierker and the contractor. He added that the contract between the city and the company will meet all of the requirements set by the Occupational Safety Health Administration and insurance standards set by a hold-harmless agreement.

“The contract is very similar to ones that we’ve had in the past,” Dierker said.

The board voted 4-0 in favor of RKG Lawn and Snow, LLC’s bid.

Mayor Ron Blum said by hiring another company to do lawn services, it frees up time for the employees in the wastewater treatment plant, parks and other departments to do other maintenance work around the city due to a limited staff.

Alderman Talleur asked if RKG Lawn and Snow, LLC, has a business license with the city. Dierker said he believes the company has its 2018 business license.

Talleur also noted that if the LLC uses a subcontractor to do the work, then that subcontractor also needs to have a business license with the city.

Dierker said he will double check to make sure that part is in the agreement and if it is not, he will make sure it is added.