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Commissioners Approve Fire Station and Griggs Center Roof Replacements

Commissioners Approve Fire Station and Griggs Center Roof Replacements
The commissioners recognized the Troup County Emerging Leaders Class of 2022 during their meeting on Tuesday. The 12-month class is taught by LeaderGov, which helps train emerging leaders in local government.

Tommy Murphy

Staff Writer

On Tuesday evening, the Troup County Board of Commissioners approved roof replacements for Fire Stations 5 and 10, as well as a change order to replace the existing roof on the William Griggs Recreation Center.

Fire Station 5 on South Smith Road and Fire Station 10 on Roanoke Road will receive new metal roofs at a cost of $25,905. The new roofs will come with a 40-year warranty. The county elected to go with a pre-colored metal roof rather than a plain galvalume metal roof that only offers a 25-year warranty.

Special Projects Manager Jay Anderson advised that the coloring process at the factory allows the metal to last longer. The pre-colored option was only around $1,500 extra and will allow for an additional 15 years of warranty coverage.

The project will be paid for using SPLOST V funds.

The commissioners also unanimously approved the replacement of the existing roof membrane system on the Griggs Recreation Center.

The facility has numerous leaks throughout many areas. The current roof is believed to be around 60 years old due to the rubber-style roof.

An evaluation of the roof was included in renovation plans for the facility and the roof replacement was expected to be done in conjunction with the roof for the expansion, if necessary.

Torrance Construction will manage the roof replacement as part of the ongoing renovations. The roof replacement will be completed by West Georgia Resources Inc. out of Carrollton, GA. who is also the roofing contractor for Phase I of the project.

Since the roofs are being completed at the same time by the same contractor, the county will be able to receive a single 20-year warranty for the entire roof.

The project will also install roof insulation, which the facility currently does not have.

The roof replacement will be paid using ARPA funds.

In other business, the commissioners approved the following:

• a purchase of sign making equipment for the Roads Department at a cost of $25,285

• a rezoning of property at the corner of Whitesville Road and Bartley Road that will allow for a Dollar General store

• a resolution to request and accept second tranche of American Rescue Plan Act State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

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