Vets Ice Arena Roof Contract Gets Final OK

A $535,000 contract with Pranam Global Tech Inc. to replace the roof at Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena has been given final approval by the Ann Arbor city council. The project includes a 10% construction contingency of $53,500, bringing the total project budget to $588,500. The vote was taken at the council’s May 20, 2013 meeting. The city’s park advisory commission had recommended the contract at its April 16, 2013 meeting.

Pranam, based in Livonia, was the lowest of five responsible bids received by the city. Other bidders were A.Z. Shmina Inc. ($612,000), Cedroni Associates Inc. ($738,000), Construction Solutions Inc. ($738,800) and Phoenix Contractors ($747,754).

According to a staff memo, the roof is nearly 40 years old and has several leaks. A coating was applied 12 years ago but is no longer effective. The purlins and beams have rusted due to moisture condensation, and many need to be replaced. The project will be funded from the FY 2013 park maintenance and capital improvements millage proceeds.

This brief was filed from the second-floor council chambers at city hall, located at 301 E. Huron. A more detailed report will follow: [link]