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The city of Roanoke committed just over $180,000 to its upcoming project to relocate the city’s police headquarters.
The city already owns the building at 538 Main Street where the new headquarters will be, but extensive renovations are needed in order to move the police department into the building.
Late last year the Roanoke city council rejected two bids that ranged from just over $900,000 to $1.2 million for the entire renovation project. Rather than try to re-bid the entire project as a whole, the city sought bids for 10 specific elements of the job individually.
Bids came in for 6 of the 10, and the city approved bids for five of those six portions of the project Monday.
In all, the amount committed to spend on the renovation was $181,524, which marked a significant cost savings from what was originally bid for the entire project.
Here are the bids that were awarded on Monday:
- Framing – Alamex Contstruction – $16,257
- Drywall – Alamex Construction – $45,336
- HVAC – Midsouth HVAC – $48,431
- Plumbing – Pinedo Plumbing – $50,000
- Painting (interior and exterior) – Dwight Rowe – $21,500
All of those bids were approved by 3-1-1 votes of the council, with councilmember Tammi Holley voting no, and councilmember John Frank Houston abstaining. Councilmember Mike Parmer was not in attendance at Monday’s meeting.
One other portion of the project received two bids, but neither of those were approved by the council Monday. The flooring work for the project received a low bid of $25,817 from Norton’s Flooring, but councilmember Tim Jacobs’s motion to approve that bid died without a second.
Alamex Contstruction is based out of Millbrook, Ala., just north of Montgomery. Midsouth HVAC is located in Wedowee. Pinedo Plumbing is based in Roanoke.
Four other portions of the project – gutters, cabinetry, electrical, and glass – received no bids.
The city has now satisfied its requirement of a public request for bids and can now go to the necessary proefessionals to seek estimates on the remaining portions of the project. Once those estimates are received the council will still have to approve any expenditures on those portions of the project.
The Roanoke Police Department is moving to the new location after multiple ongoing structural issues at the current justice center on West Point Street proved too expensive or too unwieldy to remedy.