Wilmington mulls more ‘18 paving

By John Hamilton - jhamilton@wnewsj.com

WILMINGTON — More streets could be getting paved before the year is out.

Mayor John Stanforth and Safety/Service Director Brian Shidaker said during Thursday’s Wilmington City Council meeting they are looking at paving three more streets.

When talking to the paving contractor, Stanforth had asked him what his schedule was for the rest of the year.

“I asked him, ‘Could I get a couple more streets out of you,’” said Stanforth.

Crestview Avenue, Sylvan Drive and Glenwood Circle are the three streets they’re looking to get paved.

“My reasoning for this is because I know our costs are going to go up. Gas is already $3 a gallon. Asphalt is going to be more. Labor costs are going to go up,” said Stanforth.

He advised that they would have to stretch a little bit when it comes to cost if they decide to do it — and they have to do it quickly because of the impending changing weather.

Shidaker said there was a $150,000 estimate for the addition and asked for council’s approval to go forward and consult with Mary Kay Vance of the City Auditor’s Office. Shidaker said that if she said no to the project it would end there and wait until next year.


By John Hamilton


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