JAMESTOWN – The City of Jamestown is experiencing more leaking roof problems at City Hall.
On Monday night during the Jamestown City Council work session it was learned that a portion of the Fire Department – located below Tracy Plaza at City Hall – has been damaged due to rain water leaking into the area. Officials believe the leak is the result of construction that is currently underway at the Plaza.
The leak was discovered near the start of this month and city officials say the general contractor for the project – Patterson-Stevens, was responsible for the leak. Officials have also said the contractor is to blame for another leak that broke out a year ago at the Jamestown Police Headquarters – also underneath Tracy Plaza. While that problem has been remediated, the police station remains closed to the public.
During Monday’s work session, city councilman Andrew Liuzzo asked why no one is monitoring the work conditions and was informed by city public works director Jeff Lehman that Greenman Pederson Inc. has been hired and is responsible for on-site inspections, but added that it is sometimes difficult to predict where water leaks may occur.
The Tracy Plaza renovation is the result of a $1.48 million state grant the city received in 2016 as part of Phase 2 of the renovation effort. Six years ago the city began looking into renovating the plaza, which hadn’t seen any major work since it was first built in the early 1970s.