Study gives Stahl-Urban building clean bill of health

Published 4:22 am Sunday, January 15, 2012

The city can move forward with plans toaccept property belonging to a former manufacturing plant after anenvironmental study has given the property a clean bill ofhealth.

    “We’re good to go,” said Mayor Les Bumgarner.

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    The city owns the former Stahl-Urban manufacturing plant and one oftwo warehouses located on either side of the plant. SUCO owns thesecond warehouse and wishes to donate the building to the city.

    The environmental only included the building and surroundinggrounds to be donated.

    Dungan Engineering’s hired Environmental Management Services ofHattiesburg to conduct the study at an estimated cost of$3,200.

    A phase one study was conducted to determine the past usage of theproperty through interviews of past owners. Had any questionableactivity been noted, the study would have proceeded to a phasetwo.

    As it stands, no further study will be conducted.

    The timing of the transfer now that the study is complete remainsunclear.