Going Through The Roof
By Jon A. Brake
The Riley County Commission has been spending money lately. Yes, they have even started to put money into Roads and Bridges to counter the disclosures by the Manhattan Free Press.
The Commissioners have also been spending money on county building’s roofs, lots of money. The Free Press has never complained when a local taxing entity would spend money to fix a roof.
But, seven all in one year? The Commissioners have or will have spent
The first project was the Riley County Office building completed by
Danker Roofing for $85,000. The second project was what is called 1st Phase
of CPE (HTX) Building to Diamond Everly Roofing for $45,600. The 2nd Phase
is being worked on now by Riley Construction and will cost $193,105. Danker
Roofing will do the 3rd Phase for 63,000; they will also do Pottorf Hall
for $150,000. The Carnegie and Courthouse roofing projects are out for
bids now. They will cost around $15,000.
It is not that the Commissioners want to fix a bad roof; it is that
seven roofs all in one year?