Council to Vote On Funding Trail Work

With a vote from Wheeling City Council, the Heritage Trail System will receive more funding for expansion.

According to R. “Scat” Scatterday, manager and project engineer for Wheeling-Ohio County Rails to Trails, the $94,107 council is expected to approve is a 20 percent match for a previous grant used for Phase 1-A of the project. Received just weeks ago, the nearly $409,000 in Transportation Enhancement Program funds will assist in constructing the expansion from Tunnel Green to the Chapline Hill Tunnel.

The funding received covered about 80 percent of the $462,258 total cost estimate.

The city will now make the move to fill in the void.

In other business, council will hear second reading of an ordinance authorizing $9,545 of the Water Treatment budget to pay for a new computer system and maintenance with Scadatech LLC.

Under new business, council will hear a wide variety of first readings.

One will propose spending $112,115 to pay for asbestos removal from public buildings. Edgco Inc. and Raze International would receive $34,315 and $77,800, respectively, for abatements in the following structures:

  • Both will share work in 2341 and 3741 Jacob St., 73 13th St., 801 Bow St., 1203 Lind St., 444 N. Wabash St. and 72 and 74 Kenney St.
  • Edgco will work alone in 3743 Jacob St.
  • Raze will work alone in 107 John St., 101 45th St., 797 and 799 Bow St. and 442 N. Wabash St.

Additionally, council will hear first reading of a $72,865 agreement with Bodkin, Wilson and Kozicki for services in connection with the city’s audit dated from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010.

The city may also receive a reconditioned street sweeper in the near future. With a price tag of $75,000, a 2005 Elgin Pelican Dual Street Sweeper will be available to dust off the city streets.

For local law enforcement, a Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant will pay $17,453.30 for upgrades to the Computer Aided Dispatch system and another $27, 825 for software upgrades.

Finally, a resolution to accept the terms and conditions of the contract relating to the $15,000 2010 Community Participation Grant paid to the city for promotion and marketing and infrastructure improvements that contribute to economic development will be read.

Wheeling City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, a day after its regularly scheduled date due to elections, in the Council Chambers, second floor, City-County Building, 1500 Chapline St.

Those wishing to be heard must place their names and purposes on a sign up sheet near the door at least 15 minutes prior to start time.