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Lathrop finds leak at city hall, will cost $120K to fix
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There’s a leak at Lathrop City Hall.

No, not that kind of leak. A roof leak.

And if the city council gives it blessing tonight, it could end up costing nearly $120,000 to keep the roof of the city’s relatively new administrative complex watertight.

While the rainy season has been light this year, city staffers have been able to identify several areas where water is creeping in through the roof. Temporary repairs made by city workers have fixed the problem, but they aren’t a long-term solution. The repairs would have to be touched-up constantly and don’t address the possibility of other leaks forming in the interim.

Through a bid with MCM Roofing the city hopes to find a permanent solution to a problem before it gets too far out of hand.

The cost, if approved by the council, will be paid for out of the city hall fund that was approved and included in the budget. The total authorization of funds, with a contingency added, is just under $130,000.

Tonight is the first time in over a month that the city council will hold a regular council meeting. Two January meetings were canceled and a special meeting was held on the interim between them. Monday’s meeting contains no scheduled discussion items.