Work Underway on Schaefer Center Roof

Work is continuing on renovations to the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa.

Crews began working on the roof of the building recently.

That comes after Toccoa City Commissioners approved the bid of John’s Roofing of Toccoa to do the work at their meeting on May 20.

John’s Roofing bid $23,850 for the project.

That was higher than the other bid received from Cobb’s Roofing, which came in at $22,500.

Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the city had reasons for recommending the higher of the two bids in this case.

“Even though John’s Roofing’s bid was $1,350 higher, it did come to our attention that Cobb’s Roofing is closing and did not have a current business license with the city of Toccoa and I would be very concerned about the contractor’s warranty moving forward,” said Morse.

Morse said the city reached out to Cobb’s and discussed the matter with them and they expressed no immediate concerns or objections over the city’s decision.

He went on to say that the bid still came in under what the city had expected in its budget.

“This is less than the estimate we had,” said Morse. “We had a $30,000 estimate for the work.”

Commissioners approved the bid from John’s Roofing based on staff recommendation unanimously.

Vice-Mayor Terry Carter recused himself from the vote, stating that he had outstanding business with both companies.