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Roofing bid for port project goes to Union Gap company

Port Executive Director Jay Hester (C) tells port commissioners at last night’s meeting that the new port administrative building roof project will include a 20-year manufacturer’s warranty. Work is scheduled to begin soon, weather allowing, Hester said. Also pictured are Port Project Manager Jeb Crowther (L) and the port’s legal advisor, Steve Winfree.

Photo by Julia Hart.
Port Executive Director Jay Hester (C) tells port commissioners at last night’s meeting that the new port administrative building roof project will include a 20-year manufacturer’s warranty. Work is scheduled to begin soon, weather allowing, Hester said. Also pictured are Port Project Manager Jeb Crowther (L) and the port’s legal advisor, Steve Winfree.

Monday night’s Port of Sunnyside meeting was an occasion for port commissioners to deal with a few housekeeping matters, namely the awarding of a bid for a new roof for the East Edison Avenue port administration building. The commissioners approved a contract with Leslie and Campbell of Union Gap in the amount of $44,050 to complete the job.

The re-roofing project includes a 20-year manufacturer’s warranty, plus a company five-year warranty, said Port Executive Director Jay Hester.

In other port business, the commissioners approved a proposal for professional services from Tangent Services of Portland, Ore., to conduct a feasibility study regarding the future use of a rail spur located near the port’s Midvale Industrial Rail Park.

The commissioners agreed to spend $7,500 for the study. The port is seeking to assess the potential of rail access for a local grain facility situated in the area, Hester explained.

The study is expected to take six weeks to complete, he added.

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