Leaky roof causing woes at shelter

Published 6:53 pm Tuesday, July 6, 2004

By By JOHN EBY / Niles Daily Star
CASSOPOLIS -- Cass County commissioners July 1 approved spending $6,707 from the public improvement fund to repair the Animal Control shelter's leaky roof.
Maintenance Superintendent Dave Dickey discussed the roof leaking into the office area with several roofing contractors and determined it does not have the correct pitch for shingles.
Dickey asked the roofing contractors to quote Cass County a roof system that would not leak and could be installed with full warranty.
From four proposals, the board accepted the bid by Future Construction of Watervliet for $6,707, including materials, labor and a 10-year warranty.
The open house for the building took place on Jan 18, 1997.
A motion by Commissioner Johnie Rodebush, D-Howard Township, supported by Northrop to postpone action on the repairs failed 7-7 with Commissioner Jack Teter, R-Edwardsburg, absent with the tie-breaking vote. The repairs then carried on a voice vote.