October 23, 2014

Standish City Council selects bidder for public works building facelift

Tim Barnum
Siding and two doors are slated to be replaced at the DPW garage, and some trim and the stone facade will be painted.
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STANDISH — A contractor to perform exterior renovations at the Standish Department of Public Works building on M-61 was selected by the city council Aug. 18.

Matt Builders of Standish was the winning bidder on the project, with a bid of $30,447. Matt Builders was one of two bidders on the project, and came in about $1,400 lower than the other bid.

City Manager Curt Hillman said $20,000 for the project will be provided by a 2 percent revenue-sharing grant received from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe in May. The remaining money for the project will come from the city’s general fund.

Hillman said there are several renovations included in the project.

“They’re going to be putting new siding on,” he said. “They’re going to be painting the various trim that needs to be repainted. They’re going to be putting on two new overhead doors.”

Stone siding on the front of the building will also be painted, and after the siding work is completed, Hillman said a new sign will be attached to the building.

The project will help bring the DPW garage up to par with other buildings, such as Magline and Vantage Plastics, which are in the city’s industrial park and have made renovations to their buildings, Hillman said.

“A lot of the businesses out there have done a lot of facelifts,” he said. “It’s due time that the city of Standish does their part.”

“I don’t think anything’s been done with that siding since it was built 40 years ago,” Hillman said.

The siding project is the latest of several improvements made to the DPW garage funded by 2 percent grants from the tribe, Hillman said. A couple of years ago a grant helped replace the garage’s roof, and last year lights and ceiling fans in the garage were replaced using a grant, he said.

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