Jason Bauserman\r\nContributing Writer\r\n\r\nSeveral projects in Durbin that have been neglected for decades are now receiving attention.\r\n\r\nAt the October 10 Durbin Town Council meeting, Mayor Kenny Lehman and council had the third and final reading to accept the $2.8 million new sewer line system throughout the incorporated town.\u00a0 \r\n\r\nLehman produced five forms requiring a signature to receive $2.3 million in grants from the United States Department of Agriculture and the Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council.\u00a0 \r\n\r\nUpon signing, the mayor remarked, "I feel like I'm signing my life away."\u00a0\r\n\r\nLocal contractor Clement Lehman just started laying and repointing bricks on the upper northwest corner of the historic Durbin Town Hall.\u00a0 He will also shore up some roof rafters.\r\n\r\nThe Appalachian Forest Heritage Area with their Hands on Team will repair and repaint all 33 windows over a period of time.\r\n\r\nFor several weeks the DTC ran an ad in the Legal Advertisements of The Pocahontas Times for Durbin Days Heritage Festival for the paid position of coordinator and four committee members. Lehman opened a letter expecting a reply to the ad.\u00a0 The letter was a pleasant surprise to everyone in the chambers.\u00a0 It was sent September 17 and was from Diana Collins, wife of Pastor David Collins.\r\n\r\n\u201cI am writing to see how we can assist in the beautification and pride of Durbin. I teach the youth Sunday School class at the Durbin Church of the Brethren, and they would like to be a part of the solution to improve the image."\u00a0\r\n\r\n\u201cTownspeople need to help us,"\u00a0Councilman Mark Smith said. \r\n\r\nHe went on to say that Durbin Days Heritage Festival is going to die with no coordinator or committee members.\u00a0 There has been no response to the ad.\u00a0 The coordinator is a paid position.\u00a0 From the four volunteer committee members, two must be from the town.\u00a0 \r\n\r\nThe letter from the church youth group should be an inspiration to all of us to get involved.\r\n\r\nThe Durbin Town Council has been in contact with the West Virginia Department of Highways to ditch between U.S. 250 and the railroad tracks.\u00a0 Asphalt on many of the streets in Durbin needs repaired.\u00a0 The town asked the DOH to repair these streets under the Orphan Road agreement.\u00a0\u00a0\r\n\r\nThe town has two old trucks they would like to sell. The town is currently looking for another truck from the WVDOH surplus in Buckhannon.\u00a0 Councilman Eugene Warner noted the sale was coming up that week but council could ask that the DOH hold one for them.\r\n\r\nThe new drop box for paying town bills is now located on the door to the garage.\u00a0 Please drop your envelope in sideways, not long-ways.\r\n\r\nTrick or Treat in Durbin is Wednesday, October 31, 5 to 7 p.m.