City Building Needs Extra Work

Union City borough council learned at a meeting last week that an additional $19,250 will be needed for the improvement work on the city building. The initial bid that was approved included Level 1 cleaning of the building facade but upon arriving at the site Northwest Restorations determined Level 3 cleaning would be required and more brick work than originally planned. Borough Manager Cindy Wells said that some of the grant money approved is specifically for the facade improvement so any adjustments to the overall project would have to be made elsewhere. After some minor changes to the planned work inside the building the net cost increase will be $18,000. Mayor Natalie Wilmoth questioned why Level 1 cleaning was written into the bid when Level 3 was necessary. Wells said the restoration company was not present for the bid process performed by LGA Partners which is typical of projects of this nature. Council voted in favor of allocating the additional money to complete the work. The planned upgrades for the building include installing an ADA compliant ramp, brick work, painting bathroom upgrades and other improvements. The borough will receive a total of $132,750 in grant money from various sources for the project.