Galion airport hangar roof to be repaired

GALION – An aircraft hangar at Galion Municipal Airport is now in urgent need of repair.

The city council gave the safety services director Nicole Ward the approval to sign a contract for the roof repair of the large hangar at the airport. Pursuant to Ordinance No. 2021-98, the city will use the state purchasing program to obtain the roof repair services through the National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA). Using the state purchasing program allows the city to source the services without going through a competitive bidding process.

The total cost of the project must not exceed $ 73,506 under the terms of the ordinance.

“This will basically cover the large hangar at the airport with a silicone coating,” Ward told the council during its October 12th meeting. “It has several holes, several rusty spots. It will be a primer, fix all the holes, then coat it with silicone product. The plan is to use (funds) from the CARES Recovery Act and then the third bundle of federal funds that we have to cover those (costs). “

Ward said JB Roofing, a Tiffin-based commercial roofer, is the contractor for the hangar project. She said JB Roofing officials found the estimated life of the silicone coating to be around 20 years. The large hangar at Galion Municipal Airport was built in 1954, Ward said.

When asked why the city used the cooperative purchasing program instead of the competitive bidding process, Ward said two local roofers had reviewed the project and both said they could not do the work for logistical reasons.

“The size and, in my opinion, the scope of the project, the shape of the building,” said Ward. “This is one of those (projects) that is basically being pre-negotiated for us. The company that submitted the offer then sent it to this NCPA. The NCPA reviews the offer to make sure it complies with guidelines, essentially that they are not overcharging us, and then approves the offer. Then it comes to me from the purchasing alliance. “

The city council has decided to suspend the rules and pass the ordinance as an emergency measure so that the project can move forward. The council voted 7-0 on the request to suspend the rules and then voted 7-0 to approve the regulation.

Schedule for the October session of Galion City Council

Tuesday, October 19 – Economic Development and Airport Committee, 7 p.m.

Wednesday October 20 – Finance Committee, 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 21 – Police, Fire Brigade and Health Committee, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, October 26th – Regular Council Meeting, 7 p.m.

All Galion City Council meetings are held in the council chambers in the Community Building at 301 Harding Way East. All meetings will be streamed live on the city of Galion’s Facebook page. The meeting videos are archived on the city’s Facebook page and on the city’s website. For more information, please visit the Galion City website,, or contact the Secretary of the Council at 419-468-9557.

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