Pact awarded for Rockford window work


staff report

YOUNGSTOWN — The board of trustees of the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority has awarded a $483,500 contract for window replacement at its Rockford Village apartment complex.

Schalmo Builders Inc. of Canal Fulton was the lowest of eight bidders for the work, which will consist of replacement of all windows in the complex with security screens to keep burglars out of the apartments.

The work will begin within 30 days, and the project will take three to six months to complete, depending on the weather, said Clifford Scott, YMHA executive director.

Located at 1402 Dogwood Lane on the city’s East Side, Rockford Village was formerly known as Kimmel Brook Homes.

Also at its meeting this week, the board awarded a contract to American Shipping and Packaging Inc. of Akron, the lowest of five bidders, for up to $45,000 worth of moving services linked to renovations at the Norton Manor senior high-rise building, 1400 Springdale Ave.

All 82 Norton Manor occupants must temporarily relocate during the 30-month renovation, but most will move from one part of that East Side building to another as renovations occur in phases, Scott said. Very few will move to another senior high rise, he added.

The board also approved an agreement with the Western Reserve Building Trades Council of Boardman, a coalition of local construction trade unions, saying the contractor for the $10 million Brier Hill Annex renovation project must use local union labor from the Mahoning Valley. The Brier Hill Annex is at 263 DuPont St.

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