Durbin Town Council met May 12, and councilmembers expressed their continuing concern about the lack of progress on the new sewer line system for Durbin. There has been little or no contact with Hannah Engineering of Elkins since Covid-19 restrictions were put in place.
According to the signed contract construction must begin by September 30 or grants can be withdrawn.
Mayor Mike Vance reported that a teleconference call is scheduled for May 26.
There is progress for the hillside town on groundwater flow. Six culverts that run underneath the railroad tracks have sediment and debris problems. Town attorney Bob Martin negotiated with CSX headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. CSX granted permission for the town to maintain the culverts. A headwall and shot rock will be used to shore up several culverts.
Treasurer Jerri Sipe tendered her resignation at last month’s meeting. At the May 12 meeting she asked council to rescind her resignation, and they voted to gladly accept her back.
Danny Arbogast, representing Living Waters Church on Hilltop Drive, sent a letter to council asking that they address the matter of debris, mud and gravel being brought onto the church parking lot.
Councilman Eugene Warner and Vance will look into it and present a proposal at the next meeting.
There are issues at the town lagoon. The town truck has problems. The town audit is due this year.
“We need to tighten up on the money,” Mayor Vance said.