Other:Public Facilities Project:
Metrolina warehouse site update:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a public meeting Tuesday, April 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Gethsemane Baptist Church located at 565 Jetton Street. They will send out email notifications, make phone calls and distribute door-to-door fact sheets to the residents who live adjacent to the Metrolina warehouse property. All are invited to attend.
The Metrolina warehouse parcel at 301 Depot Street is a site known to contain asbestos in the ground. This fall, some asbestos containing material was released from the site. In an effort to remediate in January, the property owner worked with the NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on the interim process to secure the Metrolina site until a more permanent engineered process is determined.
This prompted the EPA to examine the properties surrounding the Metrolina warehouse site for presence of asbestos. They sampled soil and found asbestos-containing material on several adjacent properties. At their meeting on April 4, the EPA will share their plans to make each property safe by eliminating asbestos exposure routes. Also, the EPA plans to start lawn maintenance on the contaminated properties late next week.
Davidson citizens might see workers wearing personal protective equipment (“hazmat” suits) until the sampling results from the grass clippings show that none of the asbestos on the property provides any risk of being airborne. Properties will be wet prior to cutting and clippings will be stored at an approved location prior to disposal.
- As part of our public facilities project, we are offering tours of Davidson Town Hall. Four identical tours are being offered on Wednesday, March 22 at noon for a “lunch and learn” and again that evening at 5:30 p.m., on Tuesday, March 28 at noon for a “lunch and learn”, and on Monday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m. Please sign up at www.townofdavidson.org/tour
In case you missed it, here’s my video invitation: https://vimeo.com/208137029
Creech and Associates provided us with a link to an online survey
to gather feedback from citizens on this project. Please click the following link and complete it: http://www.questionpro.com/t/AJ8IIZYftH
- Please join us for public facilities workshop #2 on April 6 at 6:00 p.m. at Davidson College Presbyterian Church’s Congregation House. We had over 75 people in attendance at the first workshop on March 9 and would like to get more input from you.
As Davidson’s population has grown from 4,000 in 1990 to almost 13,000 today, we have outgrown our existing town hall. Ensuring adequate space for our police and fire departments is particularly critical. We need to invest in our public facilities in order to keep pace with our service needs. More information on this project is available at www.townofdavidson.org/PublicFacilities.