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Michigan firm wins salt-dome roof bid for Smithtown

Main Street in Smithtown. (Feb. 20, 2012)

Main Street in Smithtown. (Feb. 20, 2012) Credit: Erin Geismar

A Michigan company submitted the lowest bid to replace a Town of Smithtown salt dome roof destroyed by superstorm Sandy, Supervisor Patrick Vecchio said Thursday.

The town board was set to meet at 10 a.m. today to award a contract to Dome Corp. of America to build a new roof at the town’s highway department yard on Route 347 in Nesconset. The Saginaw, Mich., company submitted a winning bid of $96,890, Vecchio said in an interview.

Dome Corp. beat one other bid, for $128,000, Vecchio said.

The town expects to be partly reimbursed for the roof replacement by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Vecchio said. FEMA typically reimburses municipalities for 75 percent to 80 percent of storm-related expenses, he said.

The town sustained an estimated $4 million in damage caused by Sandy and a November nor’easter, including costs related to fallen trees, town officials have said. Those expenses also are expected to be partly offset by FEMA reimbursements, which are not expected to be paid until next year.

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