Newberry Observer

Council talks asbestos

POMARIA — During last month’s Pomaria Town Council meeting, Council discussed performing an asbestos study on the auditorium. At the time of the meeting, Mayor Darryl Hentz had not been given any indication as to when work will begin on the renovations.

In Monday’s meeting, Hentz gave Council an update on the study.

“We knew there was asbestos in the basement part, we had the report when we took the building and they will actually do the sample study first with the engineer, but they will end up having to put out for bid and someone will have to come in and remove the tile and the stuff on the pipes, decide what’s the best and then come back,” he said.

Council members also commended the Boy Scouts for the work they completed in the park. There were between 8-10 Scouts who completed the work.

“We talked a couple of months ago about getting with the Scouts and they finally caught me back in December. They went down on a Saturday morning and they were actually having a camp out that weekend, they were trying to get a couple of their merit badges,” Hentz said. “On the project downtown, they actually earned two badges, they earned their Paul Bunyan and I think they earned their Forestry badges cutting down the bushes. We didn’t think they would be able to cut back on the holly, but once I got my clippers and cleaned it they were able to get in there with the saws.”

Hentz added that there are also trees on the bank that can potentially fall on the shelter that need to be addressed and cut back.

Other business:

• Street signs on the corner of Folk and Holloway streets have been fixed.

• The Town of Pomaria is scheduled to host the July Governmental Association Meeting.

• Councilman Richard Ringer brought to Council’s attention discussion of the Town’s grass cutting contract and proposals.

• For the month of January, the Town of Pomaria had a beginning balance of $14,830.52. As of Jan. 31, the remaining balance was $12,583.93. In January, they had a total of $2,379.73 in expenditures with $21,921,21 remaining in the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget. On the revenue side, the town totaled at $133.14 for the month.

• Councilman Jimmy Wilson informed Council of residents parking in the road and a suggestion from Council was to place no parking signs up.

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By Kelly Duncan

kduncan@newberryobserver.com

Reach Kelly Duncan at 803-768-3123 ext. 1868 or on Twitter @TheNBOnews.