DTC keeps it brief

Jason Bauserman
Contributing Writer

Durbin Town Council met in regular session on February 11. With a 10-item agenda, Durbin Mayor Mike Vance opened the February 11 Town Council meeting by encouraging councilmembers to keep discussions brief.

The first item of business concerned the progress of the proposed new town sewage system. Councilman Don Jennings said he personally hand delivered changes to Hannah Engineering in Elkins.

“This sewer job is going to be a rough job,” Jennings noted.

Council thanked Jennings for his help and voted to pay him for his time and reimburse his travel expenses.

Councilman Mark Smith said Hannah Engineering, Region IV and Attorney Bob Martin should all have the CSX approved permits. Smith added that the town should have all its permits in and, once funding sources come through, advertisements for bids will be placed.

Vance and council held several special meetings to make sewer line corrections to the blueprints.

Vance said plans for the sewer lines are complete.

A meeting was set for February 18 for council to make corrections to the storm water map.

Tree removal at the cemetery and on Goldenrod Drive was discussed. They decided to advertise for sealed bids with the town having the right to accept or reject.

Council voted to advertise an old International truck on a free government website.

Daniel Marshall will be contacted to inspect and or repair other town vehicles.

Council had a conference call with Logan Smith of the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area. That group repaired and replaced the windows at Durbin Town Hall.

Smith said 66 sashes were reworked and repainted.

Council felt the cost of new glass was very high. Smith said he would send copies of his glass bill to the town.

Vance thanked Buster Varner for the use of his bucket truck that was used to take down the town’s Christmas decorations.

Durbin Town Council meets the second Tuesday of each month.

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