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Ironton board approves contract to remove downed mountain timber

The Ironton Board of Aldermen has tentatively approved a contract for logging downed timber on Shepherd Mountain felled by a strong storm that moved through the area on May 8, 2009. The board’s decision had been delayed a number of times before it took action at its regular monthly meeting held Monday, March 12.

Jim Morey, who has worked with the city on the project for several months, presented a sample piece of timber taken from the area and showed board members the timber lost due to decay.

The lone bid for the job came from James Tuttle Trucking and Logging who proposed a price of $75 per board foot of downed timber. Board members unanimously approved entering into the contract with Tuttle on contingency that Morey confirms the company has the equipment needed for the job.

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