Could more old bones cause delays in construction projects in downtown Logan?
That was one concern referred to at Tuesday evening’s July City Council meeting and the folks who brought the topic up were not joking lightly.
Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti said a meeting was scheduled to be held on the Stratton Street Sidewalk project on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at city hall. The city has worked on the proposed paving project for some time and up until recently it was thought that the only problems would be finding finances and some old basements in the area.
That might be different depending upon what the environmental studies show, however.
Mayor Nolletti said the city would be meeting with archeologists- which had been a problem in the past when old bones had been found underground.
A few years ago one project came to a screeching halt when some old bones believed to have been part of a Native American burial ground had been uncovered.
“In the past, our experience with archeologists in this city has been pretty bad,” Mayor Noletti admitted. The mayor invited anybody interested in the meeting to attend.
As with Man and West Logan the city entered into an agreement for cable television services. Mayor Serafino Nolletti said the old provider Suddenlink had been bought out and that everything would be the same except for the name of the company which owned the utility.
In other Logan news:
• Building Code Enforcement Officer Ray Perry discussed multiple disaster recovery sites and projects, noting that there were still four major embankment failures in town.
• Street Commissioner Kevin Marcum said the town had spent $5,000 on paint for striping and redoing parking spots and that the town had been busy dealing with the aftermath of several storms.
• Lt. Dave White of the Logan Police Department said June and July had been slow months for the Logan PD and noted there were no major problems or arrests during Freedom Festival this year.
• Fire Chief Scott Beckett discussed his department’s role in working with the Air National Guard on military training and maneuvers as well as work the Logan Fire Department did at Freedom Festival. Beckett’s department also handled 79 calls for assistance in June.
J.D. Charles is a freelance writer and a former reporter for The Logan Banner.