The rooftop HVAC unit that serves the second floor of Duluth’s City Hall has developed a leak in one of the coils. The unit is approximately 11 years old and has a life expectancy of 15 years. Given the location of the leak, repair of the unit is extremely complicated, so replacement was recommended.
The Duluth City Council voted recently to approve a contract with Classic Air, the lowest of three bidders, for $44,345 with an additional 10 percent contingency of $4,435 for a total of $48,780. Payment for the new HVAC system comes from unallocated 2014 SPLOST funds.