FEMA requires floodwall certification


Business incentive passed

By William S. Tribell - [email protected]



William S. Tribell | Daily News Pineville Mayor Scott Madon said he believes the FEMA requirement for floodwall certification to be a strong undue burden on the cities it applies to.


At their regular meeting last week, the Pineville City Council reviewed the Poff sanitation contract. Gerald Poff was in attendance and represented Poff Carting Services. The council voted to accept a contract wherein Poff Carting Services will provide Pineville with poly-cart trash receptacles similar to those Middlesboro adopted recently. A recycling program was not enacted.

FEMA will be requiring Pineville to certify the flood wall at cost to the city.

“Our situation with it is we are all for getting the wall certified, but in our original documents we signed off on that back in the late 80s didn’t address this,” said Mayor Scott Madon. “$150,000 is a lot, and what is so bad about it is we have our floodwall inspected every year — so it’s not like it goes un-inspected. We either do this or our flood insurance will be cancelled.”

The board approved the flood wall certification. The city will receive a grant from the Federal Rural Development Program for 90 percent of the bill. Summit Engineering of Pikeville quoted the price and will conduct the certification.

The board also voted to start proceedings to demolish a property on Tennessee Avenue that has become a serious fire hazard to surrounding properties. The property has caught fire numerous times in recent months and has become a danger to the community.

In other business:

Main Street Pineville Director Jacob Roan addressed the board. Main Street Pineville has filed for a grant to place wayfaring signs around Pineville. These signs will denote points of interest around the city;

The business incentive package was passed. It’s designed to give businesses that are considering opening in Pineville extra incentives to do so.

“We want to clean up our downtown and this is a step in that direction,” said Roan.

Among other things, the business incentive package is to include access to low interest loans and assisted utility costs for new business and for properties in need of restoration.

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William S. Tribell | Daily News Pineville Mayor Scott Madon said he believes the FEMA requirement for floodwall certification to be a strong undue burden on the cities it applies to.
http://middlesborodailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_1-Scott1.jpgWilliam S. Tribell | Daily News Pineville Mayor Scott Madon said he believes the FEMA requirement for floodwall certification to be a strong undue burden on the cities it applies to.
Business incentive passed

By William S. Tribell

[email protected]

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