Penn Twp. to replace municipal building roof

Penn Twp. At the June 30 meeting, the regulators approved a contract to replace the roof of the municipal building.

The supervisors awarded the replacement contract to Heidler Roofing Services of York for a total of $138,200, the low price of three bids, according to the council. The contract concerns a rubber roof with a 20-year warranty and repairs to underlying structures. Roof inspections are also covered by the contract.

The other companies bidding on the project were Susquehanna Valley Roofing of Mechanicsburg for $166,475 and Houck Services of Harrisburg for $164,796, according to the municipality. The companies also placed a bid for a 30-year roofing option, but the lowest price was $162,000, so regulators decided to go for the 20-year option.

The municipality only recently signed the contract with Heidler and it was not yet known when the roof replacement would begin at the offices on Municipal Building Road.

The township building is a converted primary school with some notable problems, including the leaking roof. Supervisors have been looking at the options for the building and the roof for more than a year. They previously considered adding a rafter roof to the building, but material costs made that unfeasible. Executives had discussed the possibility of building a new office, but that idea, too, was pushed aside due to cost factors.

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