Gloucester County Buildings and Grounds crews have a new rainy day project.
Public works director Garrey Curry said Oct. 15 that when crews have time, such as on rainy days when they can’t perform other outdoor tasks, they have begun working at the old Gloucester Health Department building on Carriage Court in the village.
According to county administrator Brenda Garton, crews are gutting the building’s basement. "Years of water infiltration through the basement walls has caused significant damage" to wallboard and insulation, Garton reported recently to the Gloucester Board of Supervisors.
"The long-range plan is to remove most if not all materials from the basement that are cellulose based and upon which mold could grow and be a concern," Garton said.
Curry did not indicate a schedule for completing the project. Garton said she and Curry are working closely to "evaluate possible uses for this building once the interior has been reworked...
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