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Hundred Acquires Garage

By Staff | Sep 18, 2013

This new maintenance building has been erected in Hundred’s town park to serve their maintenance department. (Photo by Amy Witschey)

The Town of Hundred has a new garage in which to store all of their maintenance department vehicles and tools.

The metal building was recently erected in the town’s park for a cost of $12,198.70.

“It looks great,” commented Mayor Charles Sine at Monday night’s council meeting.

Maintenance Superintendent Terrell Greathouse told council the building still needs to have electric service installed at the new facility.

The old building has a single 30-amp breaker, but he said that will not offer enough capacity in the new facility. “We need the electric to be able to work in there,” said Greathouse.

He suggested the town use the electric service that they stripped from the old hotel building during its demolition. The electric service materials, breaker box, conduit, wiring, etc. were new in the hotel building and still in good shape.

“I think it would be much safer to set this new panel,” said Councilman Keith Williams.

Councilwoman Donna Himelrick agreed, “It would be a whole lot safer.”Council unanimously agreed to spend up to $1,000 to have the electric service installed in the new building.

Given that expenditure, council agreed to table the possible conversion of the town’s F-350 truck bed to a dump bed or new 10-foot long bed. That expenditure is estimated to be $5-8,000 and the municipality just can’t afford that right now. They agreed to revisit the matter in October.

Council also set trick or treat for Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6-7:30 p.m.