Condition assessment to determine price tag to preserve historic building

CHEBOYGAN — The City of Cheboygan has hired Hubbell, Roth and Clark to put together a condition assessment for the city’s municipal building, which houses both Cheboygan City Hall and the Cheboygan Opera House.

“As many of you are aware, this building is getting in rough shape,” said Cheboygan City Manager Dan Sabolsky.

Sabolsky was a little concerned with the proposal he had received from Hubbell, Roth and Clark, the engineering firm that has worked on a number of projects for the City of Cheboygan recently. The cost the firm had given the city was for $37,800 to complete the condition assessment for the Cheboygan Opera House and Cheboygan City Hall. The city manager had expected the cost to be closer to $20,000.

Sabolsky went back through the proposal from the engineers and tried to get proposals for the assessment from other firms as well.