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JDA to tackle roof issues

A leaky roof at the Heritage Industrial Complex continues to be a worry for members of the Grady County Joint Development Authority.
The topic of leaks was one of the major discussions during the authority’s January meeting.
JDA Executive Director Chadd Mathis said he is seeking a proposal from Trademark Coatings of Tampa, Fla., a firm that has done previous work on the roof, in hopes of eliminating leaks in a section of the facility that is leased to Big Bend Agri-Services.
Authority member Drew Pyrz suggested Mathis also get a proposal on making roof improvements to a larger section of the roof than just that over the Big Bend operation. “I know you will get a better price on doing 60,000 square feet of roof as compared to just 10,000 square feet,” Pyrz said as an example.
Chairman Charles M. Stafford agreed and commented, “Good point.”
Mathis also briefed the authority on repairs needed to the former Higdon Furniture Company facility on Wight Road, which is currently leased to Woodhaven Industries. According to Mathis, bullet holes in the roof have caused small leaks there, too. The JDA chief is seeking a proposal from Eddie Rogers Construction for work on the Wight Road facility.
In other business, Mathis updated the authority on a recent meeting between himself and Cairo City Manager Chris Addleton, grant writer Bob Roberson, consulting engineer Stacy Watkins and Tommy Harper of Woodhaven Furniture Industries to discuss the full-depth reclamation of 20th Street S.E

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