At this week's Gillette City Council Meeting, the council had consideration of a professional service agreement for the City of Gillette Pump House Project. The agreement being considered was with Dale Buckingham Architects, in the amount of $34,585.00. City staff told the council the pump house roof has had problems keeping out moisture and so far they have been unable to fix it. Staff wanted an architect to evaluate the roof to see what can be done to fix the problem.
Gillette City Councilman Kevin McGrath called the request "ridiculous", saying an architect is not needed. McGrath said if staff has been unable to fix the leaky roof, an architect is not needed to say the roof needs to be replaced. Utilities Director Kendall Glover said that staff was not certain the roof needed to be replaced. Glover added money could possibly be saved, if the architect can recommend a more affordable solution than replacing the entire roof.
Councilman Robin Kuntz joined McGrath is expressing concern over the agreement. The two councilmen were outvoted 5-2, and the agreement was approved.
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