During February snowstorm

by: HOLLY M. GILL - The city of Madras' heavy aircraft maintenance facility, leased by Erickson Aero Tanker, suffered damage from leakage during February's snowstorm. Snow also fell 15-20 feet from the upper roof to the lower roof and knocked off air vents.The city of Madras' heavy aircraft maintenance hangar at the Madras Municipal Airport suffered costly damage during the February snowstorm that dumped more than two feet of snow.

At the April 8 meeting of the Madras City Council, Jeff Hurd, director of the Madras Public Works Department, said that Erickson Aero Tanker, the tenant in the hangar, reported Feb. 10 that there were leaks in the building.

Staff contacted L3 Construction to assess the damage and lessen the impact of the leaks, and hired Central Oregon Disaster Restoration to perform the work. L3 billed the city for $3,105, and CODR, for $7,315.21.

CODR removed damaged sheetrock and insulation throughout the building, but the building has not yet been restored to its former condition.

by: HOLLY M. GILL - Sheetrock was damaged on walls and ceilings and had to be cut away."There is additional work yet to be completed to restore the building to its original condition," Hurd noted. "The cost of the repair work is unknown at this time, but is anticipated to be substantial."

Hurd met with the city's insurance company, Payne West, to initiate a claim, and asked for City Council approval to enter into a contract with Lenity Architecture for design and construction management services for the hangar, estimated at $14,800.

The city's insurance deductible for property claims is $1,000.

The council unanimously approved the contract with Lenity Architecture.

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