The hefty cost of replacing the collapsed canvas roof on the Toyota Center at Montage Mountain in Moosic, Pa., was reportedly covered by insurance despite what Lackawanna County officials thought.
Minority Commissioner A.J. Munchak told the Times-Tribune of Scranton that the $1.6 million spent on replacing the custom-made roof, crushed by heavy snow and ice last February, could still be reimbursed to the county although the previous administration didn’t file a claim with the Housing and Redevelopment Insurance Exchange.
"From my understanding, [the county] didn’t file a claim because of the confusion," he said. "I have no other explanation."
The confusion had to do with whether the insurance covered only the PAC’s "hard structures" and not the "tensile fabric roof. " Former commissioner Robert Cordaro said at the time the roof wasn’t included in the policy, which has since been deemed incorrect, according to the paper.
The British-made canvas roof for the Live Nation-run amphitheatre was modified to correct the structural problems that originally caused it to cave in. Four reinforced holes were cut to allow snow to fall through, and can be covered during the summer.