POINT PLEASANT — The city of Point Pleasant has approved bids to repave streets and rehab curbs in the 2100 to 2200-block of Mt. Vernon Avenue.
City council approved the bids at Monday’s regular meeting. Votes were unanimous when approving both bids, including one from Myer’s Paving for $39,450 to place four inches of asphalt on the street. Mike Davis, consultant with the city’s engineering firm of Burgess and Niple, said he had reviewed the bid with Myer’s Paving and felt it met the city’s needs.
The other issue in that block of Mt. Vernon Avenue are the curbs. Davis said it was determined there were 20 locations in that specific area that needed addressed and contractors Mike Enyart and Sons submitted a bid of $26,000 to rehab these locations. Mike Enyart and Sons are the contractors who are already in town, finishing up the North Point Pleasant Drainage Project.
There was some discussion about whether or not the city could afford the $26,000 for the curbs at this time, as well as discussion about curbs and sidewalks in other areas needing addressed. However, ultimately, it was decided if the city was going to repave this area, there was no point in going back later and rehabbing the curbs and having to possibly disturb the work that is to be done by Myer’s Paving.
Council’s consensus seemed to be one of finally getting the work done in that area of Mt. Vernon — this includes taking care of some drainage issues before repaving begins. There was no date given on when that repaving would happen, but it’s likely to be a matter of weeks, if not sooner at this point, now that bids have been approved.
In other paving news, Davis said repaving of streets that sustained wear and tear during the NPPDP would likely begin Monday, weather permitting. Those streets that will be repaved are 27th Street to Lincoln Avenue, Camden Avenue, Kanawha Street and portions of 26th Street. This repaving was included in the cost of the NPPDP. The completion date for the entire $3.4 million project is July 10. Also at the recent meeting, council approved the latest payment on work for the NPPDP in the amount of $39,194.
Davis said after the repaving occurs on this project, there will be a meeting with city officials and the contractor to go over a final “punch list” of items that need to be completed. The city has a one-year warranty on this work which begins shortly after the “punch list” is completed.
Davis also reported he would look into drainage issues on Jefferson Boulevard Resident Tim Clendenen, who has been vocal about the work getting done on Mt. Vernon, also spoke about drain issues on Jefferson and Mt. Vernon — the latter of which he said was associated with people blowing their grass clippings into the drains or not cleaning up those clippings. He asked council about fining those who don’t take care of their properties.
Speaking of properties on Mt. Vernon Avenue, one which has been abandoned and is owned by a mortgage company in Ripley, has been an eyesore for many residents. City Attorney R.F. Stein Jr., reported a new law passed by the Legislature went into effect earlier this month holding lien holders more accountable for properties. This new law could assist the city in getting the mortgage company to improve the property and Stein was asked to draft a letter to the company about the new law and the city’s expectations.
More on this week’s council meeting in an upcoming edition of the Point Pleasant Register.