How to repair two roofs as economically as possible was a topic at the March 24 Genoa Township trustees meeting.

How to repair two roofs as economically as possible was a topic at the March 24 Genoa Township trustees meeting.

The township wants to replace the roof on the 4,400-square-foot shelter in McNamara Park.

Bob Mathews, director of roads, buildings and grounds, presented three bids that included repairs for the maintenance building roof and the park shelter.

Trustees approved the $4,497 bid of M & R Roofing & Repairs for the maintenance building roof, but tabled the shelter house repairs.

"The maintenance garage is the oldest building and is leaking in nine places," Mathews said. "They propose to pull all the nails out of the metal roof, put new ones in and seal it with a coating and paint it."

The same company would do the shelter house roof, Mathews said.

"(It) has lost several portions of shingles and we cannot find the same shingles that match color, so they proposed to put a whole new roof on it," Mathews said.

Trustee Rick Carfagna said he had problems with "replacing the entire roof just because the shingles don't match."

"It sounded like there are portions that needed to be replaced but not the entire roof," Carfagna said.

"That's true, (the companies) said they could patch it but it wouldn't match. (They) said they could put any shingle up there but it wouldn't match," Mathews said, noting the old shingles are no longer being manufactured.

The shelter was constructed about nine years ago.

Carfagna asked if the work would be under warranty or if insurance would cover the expense.

Mathews said the company that built the shelter is no longer in business.

Trustee Barbara Lewis asked what the cost of replacing the shingles would be, even if they didn't match.

Mathews said he asked that question, but the companies didn't supply an answer.

Trustee Karl Gebhardt asked if any shingles close in color are available.

"Not close enough that you're not going to notice it," Mathews said.

Gebhardt said if the township moves forward on the re-roofing they should get extra shingles with which to make repairs in the future.

Trustees also:

Approved $10,000 in legal fees for law firm Downs Fishel Hass Kim LLP for contract negotiations with the fire department.

Accepted a $100 donation from Feridean Commons Senior Housing for the township's Easter egg hunt scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at McNamara Park, 7049 Big Walnut Road. Rain date for the egg hunt is 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23.

Re-appointed to two-year terms Nancy Smith and Phil Johnson to the parks advisory board and David Engleson to the investment committee.

Appointed Mark Harmon as and alternate member on the board of zoning appeals.