Fire department to get roof repairs

Posted 2/9/22

The Stanley-Boyd Fire Department building on First Avenue is due to get roof repairs, after the Council approved a bid for $25,691 by Shey Peterson for $25,691 at the Monday February 7 regular …

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Fire department to get roof repairs


The Stanley-Boyd Fire Department building on First Avenue is due to get roof repairs, after the Council approved a bid for $25,691 by Shey Peterson for $25,691 at the Monday February 7 regular Council meeting.

The station, built in the mid-1990s for $477,595 with a state grant helping to fund the project, will see complete removal of all rock and rubber membrane as a result of the work, with rock to be disposed of by the fire depart ment, per Shey Peterson’s bid.

Following rock and rubber membrane removal on the roof with draining issues, the winning bidder will use screws to secure a 1 1/2 polyisocyanurate (foam) to the metal deck over existing EPS foam insulation. Following this, the bid states that the R factor “will increase from the existing R14.4 to R22.9,” which translated into layman’s terms means better insulation.

The company will then fully adhere a 0.60 EPDM (heavy grade commercial) rubber membrane to the entire roof surface, and up walls under steel siding, with removal of small unused curbs and repair holes.

Following this, the company will install treated 2 x 12 to the east and west side of the roof to raise the sides above the new higher deck height on account of the new foam insulation.

It will then add treated 2 x 6 to the top of the eve along with a 2 x 8 flat on the wall to mount a full-length gutter system to. This comes after the front of the building has sustained water damage from the gutter system not working properly.

Following installation of the gutter mount- ing, the fire department roof repairs will then see installation of “all appropriate drip edge, copings, and fascia,” with color to be chosen by the fire department. A full six-inch gutter with up to four-outsized downspouts is included with the winning bid, as well as all cleanup and disposal fees. But if you thought fire department roof re pairs were the only thing covered Monday, think again. Joe Karlen came with a presentation, and an offer.

“I want to help my community,” the high-volume tree disposal expert said as he shared that the emerald ash borer had spread to Second Avenue and that the cost effective option was to get rid of the city’s ash trees now, before they became brittle from lack of photosynthesis as the ash borer larvae killed from within.

Upon motion by Kevin Hendrickson and a second, the matter was referred back to committee. Also up for discussion at the Monday meeting, however, was a plow truck sought by public works operator-in-charge John Hoel. Getting Council approval to make an offer to purchase, the truck wouldn’t arrive until July or August, if things work out. A private party was known to be interested in the truck as well, while Mark Fitzsimmons abstained due to knowing town board members from the township in question.

Check back next week for more Council updates, including the status of the police agreement with Boyd. The prospects, are prospicious.

Viewed from atop the annual snow pile that forms on the space just to the south, the Stanley Fire Department is due to get roof repairs after the council approved a bid by Shey Peterson Roofing in the amount of $25,691, with the stipulation that any water damage found be re

paired on a time and material cost basis. Photo by Joseph Back.