Durbin council talks beautification
Main Street in Durbin shines a little brighter now with the new addition of welcome banners and American flags purchased by the Durbin Beautification League. Durbin Town Council discussed purchasing additional banners at its August 9 meeting.
Councilmember Mike Vance said the banners have been met with great praise and several town residents have offered to donate money to purchase more.
ﾓThe Whistle Stop has offered to buy six different banners, one per season and two more,ﾔ he said. ﾓOthers want to buy a banner in memory of a loved one.ﾔ
Vance added memorial banners will be denoted by the names of the donor and the honoree.
With the town budget complete, council transferred $1,000 into the beautification fund for more projects.
ﾕ Milestone Communications owner Barbara Mock addressed council and informed it she is selling her business to Spruce Knob/Seneca Rocks Telephone. Council approved to transfer the contract with Milestone to SKSRT for service.
ﾕ Jason Bauserman, of Bauserman and Sons, Inc., updated council on the town hall renovations. He finished closing in the back porch and removing stairs to the second floor in the back of the building. The work was in addition to the contract and Bauserman requested $600 for the work.
Bauserman added that he purchased six metal doors at World Vision and plans to purchase windows from a company in Pennsboro.
Council approved to pay Bauserman and Sons, Inc. an additional $600 for the extra work and signed a resolution through Region 4 in order for Bauserman to receive grant money for the project.
ﾕ Council discussed the deteriorating state of most of the roads in town and resolved to contact the state road for assistance. Several roads have potholes and are crumbling from age, and also suffer from drainage issues.
ﾕ Council discussed the success of Durbin Days Heritage Festival 2011 and said the coordinatorﾒs salary should be raised for the 2012 festival.
In business, council:
ﾕ Donated $1,000 to the Durbin Library/Community Center fund.
ﾕ Donated $500 to the Bartow-Frank-Durbin Fire Department.