VANDALIA — The Vandalia City Council voted to replace the roof on the clear well at Cassel Hills Golf Course on Monday night at a price tag of $133,322.
The well, which is estimated at 73 years old, has provided water for the golf course since it opened in 1974.
Steve Clark, Director of the Vandalia Parks and Recreation Department, said in a memo to City Manager Jon Crusey that the replacement is crucial to protecting the course’s water supply.
“The roof structure as well as walls have deteriorated to the point the structure is no longer sound thus creating an unstable situation for the golf course water supply,” he wrote.
The contract for the replacement was awarded to Structural Systems Repair Group (SSRG) out of Cincinnati.
Bid packets were sent to five companies but only two submitted bids. E. Lee Construction of Delphos, Ohio submitted a bid significantly lower than the approved bid but withdrew the bid after it was determined that several specified items were not included in the company’s bid.
The project also includes the replacement of the roof of the chlorination building next to the clear well structure.
“If we had continued to let this deteriorate this would have had a significant impact on the golf course water supply,” said Councilman Bob Ahlers in support of the resolution.
The bid came in at $13,130 higher than what was budgeted, but council authorized the additional funds be used that were budgeted for cart path repairs to cover the overage.
The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
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