KEYSER - The Keyser City Council will be taking care of a mold problem in the City Hall furnace room with in-house labor in an effort to not place any more burden on the city's finances.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - The Keyser City Council will be taking care of a mold problem in the City Hall furnace room with in-house labor in an effort to not place any more burden on the city’s finances.
City administrator  Amanda Brafford announced during the last council meeting that “the furnace room is covered in mold” and needs to be cleaned up for the health and safety of the employees.
According to Brafford, the city received an estimate of $800 to rid the room of the mold and complete some repairs needed to help keep it from returning.
City employee Bonnie Hannas attributed the mold problem to condensation.
“You walk in there and there’s water dripping from the ceiling,” she said.
Council member Terry Liller suggested the city have its own employees look at the problem rather than pay an outside company to do the work.
“Given our financial situation … I would suggest we have our own people look at it,” he said.
Liller noted that the previous administration had looked at replacing the roof on the building but “we didn’t have the money … and we’re in even worse shape now.”
Mayor Damon Tillman said in order to replace the roof at City Hall, “You’re looking at $50,000 and there’s no way I want to sink $50,000 into this building.
“We need a new City Hall, folks.”
Council member Jennifer Junkins made a motion to have the city employees take care of the mold in the furnace room, and William Zacot seconded it.
The motion passed unanimously, with Mike Ryan noting that, “YOu need to get that mold out of there as soon as possible.”


KEYSER - The Keyser City Council will be taking care of a mold problem in the City Hall furnace room with in-house labor in an effort to not place any more burden on the city’s finances.
City administrator  Amanda Brafford announced during the last council meeting that “the furnace room is covered in mold” and needs to be cleaned up for the health and safety of the employees.
According to Brafford, the city received an estimate of $800 to rid the room of the mold and complete some repairs needed to help keep it from returning.
City employee Bonnie Hannas attributed the mold problem to condensation.
“You walk in there and there’s water dripping from the ceiling,” she said.
Council member Terry Liller suggested the city have its own employees look at the problem rather than pay an outside company to do the work.
“Given our financial situation … I would suggest we have our own people look at it,” he said.
Liller noted that the previous administration had looked at replacing the roof on the building but “we didn’t have the money … and we’re in even worse shape now.”
Mayor Damon Tillman said in order to replace the roof at City Hall, “You’re looking at $50,000 and there’s no way I want to sink $50,000 into this building.
“We need a new City Hall, folks.”
Council member Jennifer Junkins made a motion to have the city employees take care of the mold in the furnace room, and William Zacot seconded it.
The motion passed unanimously, with Mike Ryan noting that, “YOu need to get that mold out of there as soon as possible.”