Town Administrator Semmes reported that, after speaking with Mayor Davis, she had added an item to the evening’s scheduled “closed session” to talk about bids for the restoration and repair of Middleburg’s Asbury Church property.

At the conclusion of that session Councilmember Mark Snyder moved, and Vice Mayor Darlene Kirk seconded a motion, that “Council phase the project for the restoration of the Asbury Church and negotiate with Cochran Stone of Lincoln for a phased project, with the first phase not to exceed $175,000, with subsequent phases to be negotiated and determined as appropriate.

When Councilmember Kevin Hazard offered a friendly amendment that the amount be increased to $190,000, Snyder and Kirk agreed, and the motion was passed without objection.