Williamstown to review paving bid

WILLIAMSTOWN — One bid of a little more than $200,000 was received for paving six streets in Williamstown.

Kelly Paving submitted the bid for $201,382.50 to mill and pave the streets.

Mayor Jean Ford said Tuesday the 2014 plan will pave more streets than in 2013. Councilman Marty Seufer made a motion to accept and review the bid to see how it compares to the previous year per feet of street paved.

Council approved the motion in a unanimous vote.

Councilman Ron Erb said the milling is needed in the city.

“The milling work will take the old pavement off the streets and will eliminate ponding,” he said.

Streets to be paved are Kibler Avenue from Dodge Avenue to the cul-de-sac, W. Eighth Street from Highland Avenue to Henderson, W. Fifth Street from Hardman to Poplar Street, Main Street from Front Street to Second Street, Columbia Avenue between W. Fifth to W. Fourth and East Fifth from Highland to Central.

In other business, Seuffer said the park committee met with a representative from Landscape Structures regarding the play area of Tomlinson Park.

“We looked at the rubber mats under some of the toys that are coming up,” he said. “They have been there for many years and they will be expensive to replace. We hope to have an estimate soon.”

Seufer said the mats are 36 inches by 40 inches and 50 inches by 30 inches. Seufer said overall the city’s parks are in good shape.

“We haven’t put much in there lately,” he said. “A lot of credit goes to our parks department for the work they do. That park is always busy.”

In other matters:

* Councilwoman Barbara Lewis said Davey Tree and the West Virginia Division of Forestry will do a tree survey at 10:30 a.m. June 27.

* Councilman Ron Erb said the sanitary board is checking rights of way for two drainage problem areas. The work at Second Street and Dodge Avenue will have a new catch basin and drain installed weather permitting and work will be done on the drain at the CSX tracks at Poplar Avenue.

* Lewis said the community pool has been busy since school closed for the summer.