City of Cassville inquires about city hall roofing project

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Kansas City, Kan.-based SPEC Building Materials Corp. helps Delta Roofing Inc. to deliver roofing materials at Cassville City Hall. Delta Roofing has not started replacing the city hall roof since the city accepted the proposal from the Springfield contractor in July. Jason Johnston

After 4-month delay, city tries to determine start date

Since the contract was awarded in late July, a Springfield contractor has not started replacing the Cassville City Hall roof to fix water leaks.

The city accepted a $46,247 proposal with Delta Roofing Inc. on July 21. The contractor delivered the materials on Nov. 21 with assistance from Kansas City, Kan.-based SPEC Building Materials Corp.

Steve Walensky, Cassville public works director, is trying to contact Delta Roofing and secure a start date, said Alderman Terry Heinz. Donald Cupps, of Ellis Cupps & Cole law firm in Cassville, is reviewing the contract.

"I'm for dismissing [Delta Roofing], if we can get out of the contract, and starting with somebody else," Heinz said.

Heinz said the contractor has said rain, cold weather and being overrun with projects have kept Delta from getting started.

"It's ridiculous," Heinz said. "The roof leaks, and that is the whole reason why we wanted a whole new roof because it leaked in too many places. It can't be patched. It has to be replaced."

City hall required buckets under the leaks when it would rain, Walensky said.

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