South River awards contract for various municipal roof repairs

SOUTH RIVER–The Borough Council approved a resolution awarding Wis, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) a contract for architectural services related to municipal roof repairs.

The roofs in question are Summit Firehouse, 45 Appleby Ave.; the South River Public Library, 55 Appleby Ave.; the Criminal Justice Building, 61 Main St.; and the Department of Public Works Maintenance Garage and Electric Utility Building, 9 Ivan Way.

Each building has roofs that are reaching the end of their serviceable life expectancy, and no active manufacturer’s warranties exist, according to the council.

The borough solicited a proposal for architectural services related to municipal roof repair, according to the council.

WJE submitted a proposal to provide the services for $43,000, according to the council.

The council approved a resolution awarding the contract to WJE during the Jan. 11 council meeting via video conference.

The Summit Firehouse is a high bay single-story structure with four main roof sections. Three of the roofs appear to be covered with low-slope assemblies and one of the roofs is a shed style steep-slope roof covered with shingles, according to a letter from WJE.

The library has multiple types of roofs. The main building has a steep-sloped roof covered with shingles. At the southwest corner of the building, there are two smaller steep-sloped, shed-style roofs that are covered with a standing seam metal panel. In between the shingle and metal panel roof sections, there is a low-sloped roof that is covered with a single-ply membrane, according to the letter.

For the Criminal Justice building, there is a multi-story structure that has multiple types of roofs with multiple levels. The front entrance and rear portion of the main building are covered with a low-sloped single-ply membrane. There are mechanical units that are situated on the rear roof. The majority of the main roof is covered with a steep-sloped roof that consists of shingles, according to the letter.

The Department of Public Works Maintenance Garage and Electric Utility Building is made up of two buildings. The garage is a multi-story structure that is rectangular. The structure has two sections that are steep-sloped roofs and the utility building is high-bay structure rectangular in plan. Based on Google imagery, both buildings appear to be covered with a single-ply membrane, according to the letter.

WJE will perform architectural services, which will include a document review, a condition survey, a report and construction documents, according to the letter.

Contact Vashti Harris at vharris@newspapermediagroup.com.