Duncan Park Golf Pro Shop to get new roof

Published 12:36 am Wednesday, February 28, 2018


NATCHEZ — The Duncan Park Golf Pro Shop is set to get a new roof following the city’s decision Tuesday to allow a local company to perform an emergency replacement.

The project to purchase and implement the new thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roof received a low bid of approximately $33,200 with a 20-year warranty from local company Hewitt’s Roofing, Natchez Building Inspector Jody Rutter said before the Natchez Board of Aldermen during Tuesday’s finance committee meeting.

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Rutter said the roof was essentially flat, but a pitch tilting toward the back of the facility would allow rainwater to run off the top of the building.

“It’s like a porch — A porch has a pitch on it of 2 inches, but you don’t even notice,” Rutter said. “The water will run off.”

Ward 6 Alderman and the city’s public properties committee chair Dan Dillard strongly urged the board to accept Hewitt’s bid.

“Without a roof, you can’t do hardly anything else, and if you’ve seen the roof, you’ll understand that it was precarious from the beginning, and over time it’s gotten worse.”

Dillard also said he hoped the Adams County Board of Supervisors would consider matching funds for the roof replacement.

The only other bid for the project came from Foxworth company R & R Sheet Metal at approximately $34,500 with a 15-year warranty.

Ward 2 Alderman Billie Joe Frazier asked if these companies were the only two that submitted bids for the project.

Rutter confirmed the two bids were the only received, but also that Hewitt’s is the only local company certified to implement TPO roofs. Rutter said that a company must be certified to implement this specific type of roof in order to receive a warranty on the structure.

Both Rutter and Dillard said the price combined with the warranty comprised a good offer for the project.

The board later approved Hewitt’s bid of approximately $33,200 unanimously during the regular aldermen meeting.

Rutter said before the regular meeting began that the project had no timeline.