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Reedsville Council discusses trees overhanging road, other issues

REEDSVILLE — Trees overhanging streets and tearing down old buildings were discussed by Reedsville Council this week.
Mayor Jason Titus said at Monday’s meeting that Brian Park of All Tree Services is supposed to give council a quote this week for tree removal. Council has received concerns that tree branches overhanging Third Street might fall onto the road or on vehicles.
Building permits were approved for Davis Excavating & Hauling to demolish the home at 215 S. Robert Stone Way.  The cost of the project is $9,800.  A second permit for the address was approved for Cira & Associates Consulting for the removal of asbestos material from the home prior to demolition.  The cost of the removal is estimated at$8,000.

Council also learned about problems with its Christmas lights. Due to either an outlet or a power problem Titus said 10 of the town’s 14 Christmas lights are not working. He said the problem is being checked by both the town and the power company.  “We tested them before we went to put them up,” he said.

In other discussions, Titus said all but four pairs of uniform pants and two Class C Operators books have been returned by a former employee.  The worker returned  items after council sent a third letter requesting he either return the uniforms or pay the $234.72 billed by  the company that supplied the uniforms.
Council went into executive session to discuss personnel. Because of the holiday, Reedsville Council’s next meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13.