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Durbin Town Council holds short meeting

Jason Bauserman
Contributing Writer

Durbin Town Council held a short regular meeting September 10. 

Treasurer Jerri Sipe had a very good report with the exception of the matter of some town water customers having past due bills. 

According to Sipe the highest unpaid bill is $1,200. 

After much discussion, council decided that customers must stay current with their payments. If a customer falls behind, they must agree to and adhere to a payment plan or their water will be shut off. 

There was little progress reported on the sewer project.  Three entities still need to sign off on contracts.

Mayor Mike Vance called attention to several issues at the town lagoon.  He said groundhogs are digging holes into the berm.  Also a fox is chasing the weed eating geese. Vance said only one pump is working at the lagoon, and the other pump needs to be pulled.

A cable contract with Spruce Knob Seneca Rocks Telephone will be sent to town attorney Bob Martin. With Martin’s approval, council agreed that Vance could sign on behalf of the town.

During the public comment portion of the meeting, Jason Bauserman told council that Upper Pocahontas Community Cooperative is scanning old local photos and is looking for more.

Bauserman also informed council that AmeriCorps workers will install the repaired windows at the Durbin Town Hall September 24.  The work is under the direction of Appalachian Forest Heritage Area located in Elkins.

The next regular council meeting will be October 8.

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