Stimulus-funded roofing project already under way
2009/03/31, 6:51 pm
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Although most projects made possible by the federal stimulus are in planning stages, a roofing project that puts 14 people to work began this week. The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston awarded a contract last week to RRW Construction for replacement of roofs on 34 buildings at Wraggborough Homes, one of its downtown properties. That work started Monday, said Don Cameron, executive director of the housing authority. Three other stimulus-funded projects are expected to begin next week. The four projects represent about $800,000 of the $3 million the Charleston housing authority received from the stimulus plan, an amount calculated based on a federal funding formula. Cameron said the housing authority was able to move quickly on several repair projects because they were already identified in the agency’s five-year plan, and that plan has already received approval from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The housing authority’s staff and board started bid procedures in late February, after they learned that the $3 million was headed to Charleston, Cameron said. The federal money hit the bank March 23, and the authority signed four contracts the next day. The three projects expected to begin next week are the following: Exterior painting and wood repair at Wraggborough Homes. The $74,895 contract was awarded to Vatos Painting. Estimated jobs: 8 Exterior painting and wood repair for 33 buildings at Meeting Street Manor. The $207,000 contract was awarded to Construction/Dynamics. Estimated jobs: 20 Replacement of roofs on 13 buildings at Meeting Street Manor and 11 buildings at Gadsden Green Homes Extension. The $249,900 contract was awarded to Charles Blanchard Construction. Estimated jobs: 26 Cameron said roofs on most of the housing authority’s properties are about 20 years old and were last replaced after Hurricane Hugo. The Charleston housing authority board is set to award additional maintenance and repair contracts on April 28. Cameron said those projects, which will improve the authority’s properties in all parts of the city, will likely use the remainder of the $3 million.


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