By Jean A. Flanagan
A Kearneysville company is willing to remediate the asbestos in the Main Street Project buildings in phases. This will spread the costs over a longer time and will allow various funding sources to be explored. This according to Hardy County Schools Superintendent Sheena VanMeter.
VanMeter updated the Hardy County Board of Education at the Monday, April 2 meeting.
The Main Street Project consists of property adjacent to Moorefield High School at the corner of Main Street and Jefferson Street. The BOE is purchasing the property from the Hardy County Rural Development Authority with the intention of using it to augment the Agriculture Studies programs at MHS. A greenhouse, high tunnel and space for a farmers market are planned.
Currently, however, there are several structures on the property that must be demolished. An environmental survey was conducted and asbestos was identified as a contaminant.