Hidden gems

What do you think is Paulding County’s best “hidden gem”? The library? Museum? Nature center? Or ….? Cast your vote in the Paulding County Progress online poll at www.progressnewspaper.org (right side of screen under Latest Video)

Big Thanks To Paulding Village

Thanks to the village administration and the village  crews that cleaned up the debris from the recent major storm that caused material damage in Paulding.

Barnes Hotel Fire Cleanup Update

Read all the details on the new development on  the removal of the debris and asbestos contaminated material from the site of the Barnes Hotel fire  in  tomorrow’s, 7/25/12, edition of the Paulding County Progress.

Online poll

What historical site in Paulding County should be preserved and developed for future generations as well as visitors? Answer an online poll at the Paulding County Progress web site: www.progressnewspaper.org

Hotel Fire Cleanup

The removal of the debris from the hotel fire is now  projected to be completed by end of October, hopefully, if not maybe sooner. Tests determined the site has asbestos in the debris. Due to the addtional costs with the asbestos  cleanup being performed by a licensed asbestos removal company the cost projection requires the cleanup project be  advertised  for bid.  The debris in the basement will be excavated and the foundation walls left in place to provide support for adjacent buildings. the area will be filled with soil and seeded. We. are about there. The trip has been interesting as well as educational. It will be great to have this blighted site removed from our community.

Building on same 1/4 block of Perry St.


More Pic’s.


Building Maintenance Ordinance Required

Again, we are behind the curve.  A building maintenance ordinance was advocated 4 years ago. Realizing the situation of absentee ownership, lack of occupancy, disregard for responsibility to adjoining building owners, and public safety, were reasons to have the ordinance – other towns have this type of ordinance. Mortar joints have been slowly disappearing for several years, the recent storm most likely caused stress on the joints. The joints below these areas in the pictures are in similar condition and need immediate repair.

We govern by crisis rather than being proactive.Image

Update on the new park in downtown Pauding.

The village has acquired the old Certified gas station site and has presented the Paulding Chamber of Commerce a long-term lease agreement that is being currently reviewed by the Chamber. Once the lease is approved the building and canopy on the site will be demolished and removed. A professional landscape design has been approved by the Chamber – you will be so proud when the project is complete. The park will provide a place to relax and enjoy a  garden setting. Hopefully the proposed site drawings will be published soon. I am sure the Chamber has other  activities that will be made available  to the public at the park. This project will change the entire downtown environment and will, I believe, be a catalyst to further downtown improvements and development.

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