An $88,000 State Assembly capital grant will enable the Village of Kenmore to re-roof two village-owned buildings, Assemblyman Robin Schimminger announced today.
“I’m pleased to report that I have been able to direct this state legislative funding to the village to replace roofs on the Kenmore Fire Hall and on the Kenmore Community Center in Mang Park,” said Assemblyman Schimminger. “The roofs on both buildings have deteriorated with age and must be replaced to prevent serious structural damage. I want to thank Trustee Patrick Mang and Mayor John Beaumont for bringing the problems at these village facilities to my attention.”
“The Kenmore Community Center is used on a daily basis by many area seniors and youths, and the Kenmore Fire Hall is headquarters for the Kenmore Volunteer Fire Department and is also a village landmark,” said Trustee Mang. “Recent heavy rains have caused some damage to the fire hall’s second floor meeting room, and we will soon be making emergency repairs so the situation doesn’t worsen with the coming winter months.”
According to Mang, the community center will be re-roofed with a single-ply membrane, and the fire hall work will be done with a 30-year warranty roofing shingle.
“In recent years, I’ve worked with Trustee Mang and other village officials to provide state funds for several improvements at the Kenmore Community Center, including air conditioning for the center’s activity rooms and a new boiler, as well as a capital grant to install an elevator at the Fire Hall. I’m glad that I was able to secure these new funds for the village so that these needed building repairs can be made,” concluded Schimminger.