Brighton city hall is in for some needed maintenance work this year in the way of a new roof. At its March 15 meeting council was told by Department of Public Works Director Marcel Goch that the roof at city hall was “having issues” and badly needed replacement. However, Goch told council he inspected 7,500 feet of the 8,000-square-foot roof and found no indication of decay or rot. A total of seven bids were received.

After lengthy discussion, council voted to award the contract to Royal-West Roofing and Sheet Metal of Brighton at a cost “not to exceed” $126,000. A couple on council questioned whether that amount would be enough to cover the full cost, should the roofers run into unexpected problems.

It was felt that KJP roofing of Macomb County and Royal-West Roofing & Sheet Metal of Brighton, whose bids were similar, were equally qualified. It was brought out that Royal-West had done work previously at city hall and had done a good job, with no problems. As a result, council unanimously approved Royal-West for the project, with the funds to come out of the city’s capital outlay budget. (TT)