Belmont Street Nearly Finished
The project to correct the portion of Belmont Street in Hundred that is falling over the hillside is nearly complete.
“Riverside Services of Proctor did a great job on the wall,” commented Councilman Charles L. Himelrick at Monday evening’s meeting.
Mayor Charles Sine agreed, “I’m very well pleased with them.”
Riverside is going to try to get to the town this week to get the caps put on the walls and then they’ll put down blacktop to finish the job.
The project is funded through various grants: $13,500 from the senate; $13,500, house; and $13,500, governor; with the town contributing $4,245.
In another matter, Himelrick said the asbestos tests from the old hotel are back. “The only place they found the asbestos, of course we knew it was going to be, was in the old floor tile,” he noted.
AMI Environmental of Morgantown performed the tests and said they will include the $500 fee in the cost of $3,600 to remove the tiles once the city clears the floors of any furniture, etc.
“If we want it down, we have people who want to do it,” noted Mayor Sine. However, he added that they can’t take it down until the asbestos is abated.
Council agreed to hire AMI Environmental to remove the offending tiles.
Also at Monday’s meeting, council opened bids for the purchase of the city’s 2011 diesel Ford F-350 dump truck with used snow plow. The winning bid came from Les Lydick of Pine Grove, $5,500. The other bids were: Grover Kreig, $1,351; Eric Yost, $1,256; Nick Eastham, $4,000; and Bobby Jo Dorton, $2,300.
Finally, Himelrick said he was recently in the city’s shop and the tools were in disgraceful condition. “If we put out that kind of money on tools, anyone misusing tools is subject to dismissal,” he declared, suggesting a warning for the first offense and dismissal on the second.
“We’ve got to do something to keep these tools working right and enforce the law,” said Himelrick.
Council agreed to ask the city workers to attend the next council meeting where their requirement in regards to tool care will be outlined.