Brookfield Board of Education has declared repairing the bus garage on Grove Street an “urgent necessity” and approved a resolution waiving competitive procurement requirements.
The garage was damaged in a spring storm.
The district had sought requests for proposals to tear down the garage and build a new one, but the only response was from a company that develops “warehouse-type structures,” school Supt. Toby Gibson said.
“There was really no interest,” he said Dec. 19.
School officials have now shifted their goal from replacing the garage to repairing the roof. The resolution frees up school officials to approach potential contractors directly.
“We’ll still get quotes,” Treasurer Jordan Weber said.
The oldest part of the garage was built in 1930.