KEYSER - The Keyser City Council will be considering bids for replacing the carpeting throughout City Hall when they meet in regular session on Wednesday.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - The Keyser City Council will be considering bids for replacing the carpeting throughout City Hall when they meet in regular session on Wednesday.
Mayor Damon Tillman brought up the replacement of the carpet during the council’s Oct. 9 meeting, calling the current floor covering “nasty.”
“This carpet has been here for over 10 years,” he said. “We need to replace it.”
Tillman said the city had already obtained an estimate, “and it’s roughly 10 grand.”
The officials planned to obtain some additional estimates on replacing the carpeting, however, and discuss them during next week’s meeting.
In the meantime, Tillman complimented several of the town employees for taking the time to paint and clean up the office and council meeting room.
“They have done an awesome job; they did the painting by themselves and it looks 10 times better,” he said.
In discussing the purchase of new carpeting, Tillman said the floor covering would be replaced all over the city offices, “from out front all the way back.”
Finance commissioner Mike Ryan made the motion to replace the carpeting once at least two additional bids are obtained, and Eric Murphy seconded it.
The motion carried 4-0, with council member Terry Liller absent from the meeting.
Among the other items on the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting are a review of the bids for a new street sweeper, and a report from Ralph Broadwater on the second annual car show to raise money for the Save the Keyser Pool Committee.
One item is listed under new business - “administrative position.”
The meeting gets underway at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 in the council chambers of City Hall.