Notice to proceed at West Union

With a paperwork glitch out of the way, West Union will finally see its dilapidated former public school building taken down. And the contractors are predicting the job will be quick. Dewayne Pelfrey, project manager for Southern Capital and Development of Seneca, predicts the entire job, the building demolition and the asbestos removal to precede it, will take no more than one week–weather permitting. Pelfrey and his company owner, Dan Rankin, met this morning at West Union Town Hall with Mayor Linda Oliver and Dirk Reis of the S.C. Appalachian Council of Governments. The cost will be $39 thousand, 350 dollars. The money is to be taken out a $110 thousand Community Development Block Grant approved two years ago. What’s described as a small quantity of asbestos is to be abated by sub-contractor Phillips Recovery of Anderson.