Sunbury will spend $12,380 to replace the Municipal Building roof with a long-lasting dimensional shingle roof.

Sunbury will spend $12,380 to replace the Municipal Building roof with a long-lasting dimensional shingle roof.

Village council on March 21 awarded the job to Walter's Pro-Team, the lowest of three bidders.

The other bids were $13,480 from Siding by Clark and $16,900 from Tim Newman Roofing LLC.

The 30-year-old building's roof has never been replaced and is showing wear and tear.

Council also has discussed the leaking roof on the Town Hall, which was built in the 1800s, and how to pay for roof repair at the two buildings.

Village Fiscal Officer Kathy Belcher, speaking at the finance committee preceding the March 21 council session, said the money can come from the village's contract services fund, which holds $28,965.

"I can take that out of contract services for lands and buildings. It is doable," she said.

"As far as this roof (Town Hall), it's up to you guys," Belcher said. "It's almost going to have to come out of the lottery funds." The village received more than $1.3 million in windfall income taxes when a local resident won a large multi-state lottery two years ago.

About $480,000 has been used for village bond debt reduction and another $100,000 for other costs. Currently, about $770,000 remains.

Council members indicated they aren't yet ready to proceed on the Town Hall roof. Two informal estimates received earlier this year placed the roof replacement at $40,000 to $45,000.

Councilman Joe Gochenour earlier this month asked if a copper roof could be installed at Town Hall. Village officials estimate that could nearly double the cost.

During the public participation segment on March 21, resident George Owens asked if village employees are getting any raises this year.

"It's been discussed a number of times, but there's been no decisions made at this point," council president Bill Metzler said.

The village has about two dozen full-time employees.

Also March 21, council:

• Approved a purchase order for $264,651 to pay for health insurance premiums for township employees through Dec. 31.

Last month, council approved a contract with Medical Mutual of Ohio for employee health care benefits.

• Agreed to pay $1,800 from the village parks fund to upgrade the Frisbee golf course at J.R. Smith Park.

The Columbus Flyers Frisbee Golf Club told the village earlier this year that it would provide labor for the upgrade if the village paid for materials, including concrete for new pads. The club has been using the park and said an upgraded course could attract top-level tournaments.

Council parks committee members Gochenour and Jennifer Witt supported the expenditure, saying it could draw more people to the community for Frisbee events.

"One thing you've got to have is vision beyond the box," Witt said, adding that visitors likely would dine and shop in Sunbury.

Metzler voted against the appropriation, and councilman Tom Zalewski voiced concerns. Both thought the club was going to seek donations of materials for the upgrade.

• Approved the purchase of two new police cruisers. The vehicles cost $22,844 each and will be bought from Germain Ford. Money from the Delaware County drug task force and from village impact fees will be used to buy the autos.