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Middlebourne Announces Streets to be Paved

By Staff | Apr 26, 2017

Middlebourne City Council members met on Monday April 18 where there were bids opened for the paving projects to take place in Middlebourne. The work will consist of grading the following alleys: Wilcox Ave., Wetzel Ave., Short Ave., Mercer St., Huth St., Boreman Ave., Fonner St., Haddox St., Fletcher St., Morre St., and Green St. Monroe Excavating submitted the lowest bid for the projects. Council members passed a motion approving the levy rates for the 2017-2018 year.

City attorney Gary Rhymer presented an ordinance declaring that Wilcox Ave. will be a one way street. Council members voted and passed the ordinance.

A motion passed naming Dave Myers as the newest sewer board member.

It was mentioned that the water and sewer have paid the town back some more money that they had previously borrowed.

Mayor Delauder reported that the list for the water projects is getting smaller. The hold up deals with the Department of Natural Resources in regards to the mussels living in the area. A new impeller has been ordered for the sludge pump used by the sewer department.

Stealey Community Fund grants have been submitted. The park grant has a new storage building, smaller shelter, surveillance camera, and operations grant included to the existing grant. There are also grants for the walking trail around the park and the beginning of needed park equipment.

The new city building is awaiting final approval by the fire marshal’s office, who is currently reviewing the plans. Mayor Delauder also applied for two Stealey Grants. One to redo the handicapped access on the new city building. He applied for a second grant to use towards Bands on Broad and the holiday festivities.

There is a 10 burner Vulcan gas stove that is being removed from the new city building. City Council passed a motion to list the stove as surplus material so that they may sell the stove to the highest bidder.

The next scheduled city council meeting is May 8, 2017 located at the city building in Middlebourne.