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Hidden rot doubles roof cost at plant
Due to unseen rot, the cost to replace the roof at McMinnvilles Water Treatment Plant nearly doubled to $53,974.
Replacing the roof on McMinnville’s Wastewater Treatment Plant on Cope Street has revealed damage that almost doubled the cost, from $27,294 to $53,974. According to Water Department director Anthony Pelham, roof replacement was bid last year at a cost of $27,294 to Porter Roofing.“Once they got inside, we had significant rot and there’s no good way to give a full price,” he said. “I had negotiated material and labor and not-to-exceeds.