City Council approves contract for Senior Center repair

By Kayleigh Rahn
The City Council during its meeting Monday, Sept. 11 approved a contract for repairs for the west wall of the Senior Center in downtown Tuscola.

“For those of you who haven’t been here for a while that wall has been needing some repair for a while,” Mayor Dan Kleiss said.

Adkisson Construction submitted an estimate for work at $29,688 that will include EIFS (Dryvit) installation. City administrators were pleased with the work completed on the exterior walls surrounding the city-owned Sale Street lot where a building was razed several years ago, Kleiss mentioned.

“We like what they did there, and that is now what we are going to suggest to tailor the west side of the Senior Center building,” Kleiss added. “I certainly hope that will be a big improvement.”

The contract includes the removal of the damaged vinyl and aluminum siding and installation of the exterior finish that will resemble stucco when complete. Prior to approving the contract, the city waived formal bidding of the project.

Building Inspector Michael Salmon says he expects the project to be complete by winter.

Council members also learned City Hall has received a positive response for The Fitness Center corporate membership. The membership opportunity was approved by the council last month and will provide city employees and their families a discounted membership fee.

“Roughly half of the 85 eligible employees have returned sign-up sheets for The Fitness Center membership,” City Administrator Drew Hoel wrote in his bi-monthly report. “Of those they have indicated an enrollment of 60 employees and dependents. This far exceeds our preliminary goal of 50 enrollees with nearly half of those eligible to return sign-up sheets.”

The full story can be found in the Sept. 13, 2017, edition of The Tuscola Journal.