CLAYTON — During a special meeting Monday evening Clayton City Council approved a resolution to pay for repair work at Meadowbrook’s banquet facility caused by a water pipe that broke overnight back in April.
The broken pipe caused extensive water damage. Council authorized the city manager to enter into an agreement with Pedtke Enterprises, Inc., / ServPro of Northwest Dayton for emergency remediation and repair work in an amount not to exceed $173,913 to be paid by the Public Entities Pool of Ohio less the city’s $1,000 deductible.
According to City Manager Rick Rose, ServPro has already been paid in excess of $57,000 for water remediation work.
“The insurance company has agreed to make all the payments to ServPro,” Rose said. “Once this is approved council will not have to appropriate any additional funds.”
No bookings at the facility have been affected. The front lobby area was affected the most appearance wise by the broken pipe. Carpet throughout the entire facility will have to be replaced, but some areas that currently have carpet will have laminate flooring installed in high traffic areas near the kitchen or grill area, for example, that sustain more wear.
Part of the locker room downstairs will not be completely restored because it is not being used and would most likely be converted to shelf space.
Council also authorized a resolution approving amendment of the 2017 appropriations and estimated resources.
Rose said the city has received almost $89,000 in payments from residents for concrete replacement work that the city has been billed for.
“We didn’t appropriate any of the funds that the residents pay, so in order for us to utilize those funds we have to appropriate them and put it in the budget,” Rose said.
He added that some of the work performed by America’s Decorative Concrete exceeded the original estimate due to 50 additional catch basins that needed to be replaced that the city was not aware of.
“We are moving $20,000 of the $89,000 that the residents paid back into the budget. It is moving money from one pocket to the other pocket,” he explained.