Buffalo Council Approves New Roof For YMCA

Johnson County Family YMCA
Johnson County Family YMCA

At their meeting Tuesday, Buffalo's City Council tentatively approved replacing a portion of the roof at the Johnson County Family YMCA building.

The roof is currently 24 years old, just past its 20-year life expectancy, according to YMCA Director Mike Quast, who said the roof has been patched numerous times in recent years, but has begun to leak again, prompting the request for replacement.

Quast explains further.

Quast said the estimates on the cost for replacement were about $11 per square foot, covering an area of roughly 4,692 square feet, for an estimated total cost of $51,612. He requested a 10 percent contingency for the project, for an estimated total project cost to the city of $57,773.

The council agreed to allow the YMCA to put the project out to bid and accept a bid at or under the $57,773 estimate. If the bids are higher, the YMCA will need to get council approval on the higher bid.

The city has funds to cover the project in this year's Building Maintenance Fund.

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