OAK HILL, WV (WOAY)— Minden residents came out Monday night to the Oak Hill City Council meeting to discuss the pausing of the new sewer line project due to PCB contamination. Inside a packed room, Minden residents looked for answers during a heated discussion.
City Manager, Bill Hannabass, read a letter from Tribute Contracting and Consultants in South Point, Ohio expressing their reasons for pausing the project. The letter also provided information on why the sewer project is important.
“It would not be safe for the community of Oak Hill to forego the sewer project, as this project will improve the health and safety of our area by decommissioning the Arbuckle water treatment plant,” read Hannabass.
One resident from Minden who has been in contact with the company shared her thoughts on the project.
“The day they received my letter, they called and they were very much in a panic wanting to know what was going on, what the situation was because they were concerned about bringing their men into work on this. The reason that I sent the letter to start with is I felt like they had a right to know and neither the City of Oak Hill nor Thrasher Engineering had let any of the contractors know,” said Kimberly Lilly, a resident of Minden.
Minden residents are hoping for answers and reasons as to why Council Members have still not reached out to them. Minden residents shared with WOAY that the EPA and DEP will be returning this week to do more testing.