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Hoisington City Council approves roofing bid for The Office

HOISINGTON -- Actions on roofing proposals and bids for cemetery fencing and signage were decided on by the Hoisington City Council at the Tuesday, Dec. 26 meeting.
The council considered bids from Favela Roofing, H&H Roofing and Ryan Roofing to replace the roof of The Office building on Main Street. Though it was not the apparent low bid, the council decided to go with Favella Roofing of Great Bend. The company earlier replaced the roof on the adjoining building recently occupied by a Subway restaurant. The two roofs will be welded together. The bid included stripping the old roofing down to the deck, which the council preferred, something the apparent low bidder, Ryan Roofing, was not planning to do.
Epicenter Ministries has proposed purchasing The Office from the city for a permanent location for their church later in 2018 after repairs have been made.

Other items of discussion and actions taken included:
• Approved an agreement between the City of Hoisington and Epicenter Ministries, Inc. to rent the Subway building located at 169 S. Main on a month-to-month basis beginning Jan. 1. In lieu of the first month’s rent, the congregation has agreed to install tile and ceiling fans and repaint walls following Subway’s vacating of the building in the Fall.
• Approved a bid from Eldridge fencing which included the commercial grade wrought iron fence, a 12-inch mowing strip and an arched sign. The bid was approximately $23,000. The council was pleased that in addition to being the apparent low bidder, Eldridge could provide a 20-year finish guarantee.
• Discussed city building codes.
• Heard a report from City Manager Jonathan Mitchell on progress with the installation of the city’s high-density lime system which will be completed mid-January, the retirement reception for Pat Conrad, site coordinator of the Friendship House, the upcoming annual Chamber Banquet, and other city-related issues.
• Approved a cereal malt beverage license for Pizza Hut.