Monte Roma, Mechanical Engineer with Associated Construction Engineering of Sheridan, gave a report to the Buffalo City Council Tuesday night, saying he believes the boiler at the Buffalo Senior Center can last through the winter.
Roma was hired by the senior center to perform an assessment of the building's heating and cooling system.
Roma said the 30-year old building has a boiler system that is effectively at the end of its service life but there is no way to know for sure how much longer it will last.
His belief, based on his assessment of the system, is that with a few minor changes to the system, it should last through the winter to allow the city and the senior center to acquire funding for and order parts for a new boiler system.
He explains further.
The new boiler system was estimated by Roma to cost between $50 and $60,000 and would need 4 to 6 months of notice prior to it being shipped for installation.
The city council wants Roma to work up a plan of action to bring back before them for their approval.