City updating list of contractors

Downey - General contractors interested in being added to the city of Downey Housing Division's bidders list must attend a meeting Jan. 23 at 8 a.m. in the Gallatin Room at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center.The city's Housing Division hosts an annual orientation meeting regarding its Home Improvement Program for low and moderate income property owners. A typical project may include reroofing, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, restucco, plumbing, repipe, window replacement and painting. Projects will involve treating areas identified as containing lead-based paint. These areas require treatment by licensed sub-contractors certified by the State Department of Health Services in the removal or stabilization of lead-based paint. Projects could range from $1,000 to $40,000. Qualifying contractors are required to possess a valid California contractor's license, liability insurance in the amount of $1 million per occurrence and $2 million total liability with the city of Downey listed as an additional insured, and Workman's Compensation insurance. Contractors must also supply the name, address, telephone number and Department of Health Services license number for the sub-contractors to be used in lead-based paint treatment. For more information, call Mark Morris at (562) 904-7167. ********** Published: January 16, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 39