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$17K needed to remove lead paint at fire station
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It is going to cost $17,000 to remove and dispose of lead paint at Manteca’s oldest fire station on Powers Avenue across from Lincoln Park.
The discovery of lead paint through a required environmental testing means the façade rehabilitation and  repair project that would have cost $99,500 will now come in  at $122,500. That is after the $6,000 cost for the design/build construction management is taken into account. Harold Holland is performing that work.
That may not be the bottom line. Staff is warning structural issues may be revealed as the station is rehabilitated.
The project will address dry rot repair, window replacement, and painting. The work will be done by Pro-Ex Construction.
The city has already put a new roof on the station at a cost of $49,835.
The completed project will cost less than $175,000.
The station was built in the 1950s as part of the Powers Tract — city’s first modern-style subdivision developed after World War II.
It served as the city’s main fire station until the Union Road station was opened 14 years ago. The city’s 100-foot aerial truck is housed at the Powers Avenue station along with a reserve fire engine.
Manteca now has four fire stations with plans to build a fifth station at Atherton Drive and Woodward Avenue in southeast Manteca.
The City Council will consider awarding the contract for the lead paint removal when they meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center, 1001 West Center St.