The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

October 5, 2012

Council considers paving, culverts, annexation, music and more

Halloween will be observed from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

By C.V. Moore
Register-Herald Reporter


The Fayetteville Town Council talked pavement and culverts at their Thursday evening meeting.

A bid was accepted from Southern West Virginia Paving Inc. to repave 14 streets in town this fall and, if the weather doesn’t hold, continuing into the spring. The total cost of the project is $162,780.

Streets that will get a new layer of asphalt include:

- 1st Avenue from 3rd Street to marks on pavement

- 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue

- 3rd Avenue to dead end

- Huse Street to Maple

- Sarah Street to mark at Tully

- Ankrom at Maple to top of hill

- Phillips Street

- Wiseman, off Ankrom

- Wiseman Avenue to Lively

- Walker Avenue, from Harvey to dead end

- Windsor, including cul-de-sac

- Jacobs Avenue to dead end

- Lincoln to marks on pavement

- Waters Street to King

- Pierce Street to Waters Street

Come June, when funding refreshes, the town will pave Pierce Street to Waters Street, a $41,000 project.

John Tuggle of Pentree Engineering presented the council with a drainage analysis of the Lively Street area of Fayetteville upstream of the culvert beneath Maple Street.

The existing culverts were found to be insufficient and in need of upgrade. The majority of the culverts are within public right of way and would not require additional right of way except for temporary construction easements.

The cost estimates come in at $325,000 or $343,000 for a two-year, 24-hour storm event and a 10-year, 24-hour storm event, respectively.

As a temporary measure, Pentree recommends cleaning out the existing three 12-inch culverts.

Council took no action on the issue.

Council also took up the following business on Thursday:

- Observance of Halloween will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 in Fayetteville, along with Ansted and Oak Hill.

- A group of citizens on 2nd Avenue is asking to be annexed into town limits. Council gave approval for the area to be surveyed and reviewed.

- Council referred a zoning request by Charles Morton to the Planning and Zoning Board. Morton wants to construct a 500-square- foot vacation rental cottage on the lower part of his property at 212 Maple Ave. Morton says it will “fit in historically” with his property, which is in the historic district.

- Town Superintendent Bill Lanham raised the issue of a $5,000 grant that has been secured to enhance Janutolo Park. The council decided to form a committee of people who may be interested in weighing in on how the money should be spent and what the enhancements might look like.

- Resident Charles Morton announced that Cuban classical guitarist Ernesto Tamayo may play a concert at the Historic Fayette Theater.

- Council approved the first reading of an ordinance to adopt current replacement pages to the codified ordinances.

- Council discussed and approved an insurance policy renewal with the Commercial Insurance Company.

- At a future meeting, council will consider allocating more funds to the Fayetteville CVB to sustain it through the winter months in order to make up for decreases in the hotel and motel taxes this year.

- On Oct. 27, the Huse Memorial Park Committee will hold a Musical Extraveganza at Fayetteville High School to raise funds for the Huse Veterans Memorial. Tickets are $10.

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