Update: Work began the week of Dec. 14.
The company hired to repair the main fire station in Brookfield, which was damaged by a fire truck hitting a wall, will start the work once a garage door that has been ordered is delivered, Fire Chief David Masirovits said Nov. 26.
Trustees on Nov. 6 hired National Fire & Water Repair, Youngstown, based on a bid of $25,239.
The township also received bids of $24,554, $27,835 and $38,138, but rejected the lower bid because it did not include the price of a new garage door.
“It wasn’t apples to apples,” said Trustee Dan Suttles. “One company didn’t include a new garage door, which was $4,000. That throws those numbers off quite a bit.”
Ron Haun said the lower bid was “very vague with the language on what they were doing.”
The township’s insurance carrier, the Ohio Township Association Risk Management Authority, reviewed the bids and suggested the township go with National Fire, said township Road Superintendent Jamie Fredenburg, who has been overseeing the project.
OTARMA is paying all but the township’s $500 deductible.
The final contract price is $26,779 because the size of the door listed by the companies in their bids was incorrect. Officials want to create a 14-foot-square opening, larger than the current 10-by-12 opening, so a larger fire truck can be housed in that bay.