Plans to restore a portion of the St. Clair city hall’s roof were discussed during the Tuesday night, 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 Garland Company, which has been vetted to meet state requirements, will assist city officials with the bidding process, roof inspections and more, according to Jeremy Crowe, city building inspector.

Mayor Ron Blum said when he was first elected the roof was in “dire” need of repairs.

“There were leaks everywhere. At the time, there wasn’t enough money to appropriate to fix the whole roof, so we did patch (work),” he said.

Blum added that the police department section of the roof was in “the worst” condition at the time.

“We did replace the roof on the (police department) ... Let me just say that was very eventful because the roofers had caught the roof on fire through the process,” he said with a laugh.

He mentioned that now is the time to make repairs again. The city has budgeted $60,000 for the repairs, according to Blum.

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

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.

City Administrator Travis Dierker told The Missourian that bidding processes will begin soon and the project is scheduled to be completed later this year.