Council OK’s Municipal Building work

The exterior walls of the Fort Dodge Municipal Building will be getting some attention from a masonry contractor as a result of a contract awarded by the City Council on Monday.

Innovative Masonry Restoration, of Prior Lake, Minnesota, was awarded a $394,000 contract for the work.

The work will include tuck pointing, which involves cleaning and repairing the brick surface. The company will also replace bricks as needed, repair the terra cotta trim and caulk all windows and doors.

The work will be the latest phase of Municipal Building improvements that have been going on since 2010. The most noticeable change was the conversion of the former fire truck garage on the South Ninth Street side of the building into the City Council meeting room. That work was completed in 2016.

The Municipal Building at 819 First Ave. S. was built in 1914.

TNT Tuckpointing & Building Restoration LLC, of Stockton, submitted the only other bid of $442,000 for the masonry work.

Some other city facilities will also be getting some maintenance soon.

The council hired Western Specialty Contractors, of Des Moines, to paint two pools at the Rosedale Rapids Aquatics Center for $83,000. The work is to be done by Dec. 14.

No other companies submitted bids for the work.

The council also hired KG Roofing, of Fort Dodge, to put new roofs on four park facilities at a cost of $15,370. Those facilities are the cabin and open shelter at Oleson Park and the south restroom building and the maintenance building at Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex.

The work is to be done by Oct. 15.

RoJohn’s Home Improvement, of Fort Dodge, submitted the only other bid of $20,222.