The Depot is moving! The Depot is moving!
Youíve probably read before that Meadowview First has been planning on moving the old railroad depot so that we can also own the land on which it sits and thus allow for long term plans for its use.
On April 27, 2010 the board of directors decided to award a contract to Inland Construction for $59,800 to perform foundation work and to coordinate work with Taff & Frye Company, Inc., the firm that will do the actual moving of the building. That price covers the work of both companies.
After months of discussing options the work can finally proceed. It was decided to move the building only the minimum amount required by Norfolk & Southern Railroad. The company has been generous in agreeing to convey a portion of its property to Meadowview First once the move is completed. A fence must also be erected between the building and the tracks for safety purposes, a requirement which we wholeheartedly agree is needed.
It was also decided to have some minor grading done so that the building could be lowered to a level at which it would not tower high over the parking area as it is moved closer, but seem relatively about the same level as before.
Washington County has conveyed a small strip of land between the parking lot and the building to Meadowview First, so that there are now no legal obstacles in the way of proceeding with the work, which is underway.
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