Harbor commissioners will revisit a discussion Wednesday about the cost to replace the roof on the Alber Seafood building before solar panels are installed.

Crescent City Harbor staff is asking commissioners to accept a quote of $89,870 from McMurray & Sons to install 17,523 square-foot 26 gauge sheet metal roof atop the building 161 Starfish Way, according to the staff report.

This recommendation comes after staff presented commissioners with quotes of $18,125 and $17,000 from GR Construction and Red Sky Roofing respectively to replace part of the Alber Seafood roof. At a meeting Feb. 19, commissioners directed staff to put the project out to bid, comparing the cost of installing a vinyl roof to the cost of installing a corrugated steel roof.

In addition to the quote from McMurray & Sons, harbor staff obtained cost estimates of $101,525 from GR Construction and $93,940 from Red Sky Roofing to install a 17,523 square-foot 24-gauge steel roof atop Alber Seafood.

Harbor staff also received a bid of $84,550 from Red Sky Roofing to install a 17,523 vinyl roof atop Alber Seafood. The staff report states though replacing a portion of the roof would be less expensive, replacing the building’s entire roof would be more cost effective “in order to support our long-term financial goals.”

The staff report also states that it would be impossible to place any solar panels on top of the portion of roof slated for replacement unless it is repaired, impacting about 50 kilowatts of the entire 750 kW project.

At the harbor district’s Feb. 19 meeting, Deputy Harbormaster Lane Tavasci said solar panels were scheduled to arrive at the port Feb. 28. Tavasci is expected to give an update on the solar project at the harbor district’s Wednesday meeting.

Commissioners are also expected to discuss installing restrooms that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act at 201 Citizens Dock Road as well as parking at Fisherman’s Restaurant. Presentations about flood and tsunami inundation insurance and the possibility of establishing an area to offload squid at the harbor is also on Wednesday’s agenda.

The Crescent City Harbor District will meet in closed session at 5 p.m. and regular session at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday in the meeting room at 101 Citizens Dock Road in Crescent City. For more information, visit www.ccharbor.com.

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