Alabaster repairing library roof leak

    The Alabaster City Council unanimously approved more than $11,700 in roof repairs to Albert L. Scott Public Library during an Oct. 27 meeting. (File)

The Alabaster City Council unanimously approved more than $11,700 in roof repairs to Albert L. Scott Public Library during an Oct. 27 meeting. (File)

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – Visitors to Alabaster’s Albert L. Scott Public Library soon will no longer have to worry about roof leaks during inclement weather, as the City Council agreed to fund repairs to the facility during an Oct. 27 meeting.

The council voted unanimously during the meeting to spend $11,755.80 to fund repairs to the area surrounding the facility’s skylight, which frequently leaks during heavy rainfalls. The skylight will remain in the same place it currently is after the repairs are made.

“This is the last known (leaking) problem. The last time storms ran through, it leaked,” Alabaster City Manager George Henry said during an Oct. 23 council work session. “This will fix and replace the skylight so we won’t have leaks.”

Henry said the company handling the repairs, Cool Tech Coatings, previously completed roof repair work on the building, and expressed pleasure with the company’s work.

“If their previous work is any indication, this will fix the leaks,” Henry said, noting the repairs come with a 10-year warrant.

Leaks plagued the library building for years before the city authorized the $29,000 installation of new shingles and waterproofing on the building in November 2013. The areas repaired in 2013 no longer leak, council members said.