City Hall will get a facelift as a result of action by the Stanton City Council Tuesday night.
In separate votes, the council voted 4-0 (with Mayor Dave Shawver absent) to fix the roof, and also install a new movable wall system inside the building.
“We’re going to remove and replace the existing roof,” said Nick Guilliams, director of public works and city engineer. “It’s badly damaged and beyond repair.”
A construction contract was awarded to Letner Roofing Co. in the amount of $240,000, with a 10 percent contingency.
“The money will come from the capital improvement fund,” said Guilliams. “There will be no impact on the general fund.” The job should take about three weeks to complete and much of the work will be done Friday through Sunday, when city hall is closed.
The council also awarded a $146,669 contract to USS Cal Builders, Inc. to replace the existing movable wall system. It, too, is badly damaged and beyond repair, according to Guilliams. The replacement system will be operated electronically and will have additional insulation to reduce noise.
“I’m really pleased to see that a Stanton-based company was the best bidder on this project,” commented Councilwoman Carol Warren.
Also Tuesday night, the council heard a report from a representative of Golden State Water Co. on the possible impact of annexations of water districts in Orange County. Golden State provides water to Stanton and several other northwest county cities.