WILLIAMSTOWN -Williamstown City Council was updated on an agreement to begin work on sidewalks during its meeting Tuesday.
City attorney Blaine Myers said he suggested minor changes to the professional services agreement with KCI Technologies for the engineering of sidewalks.
"My office spoke with KCI and they said the suggestions were all right," Myers said. "In the next couple of days, I will make the modifications we would like and will hopefully have that ready for the next council meeting."
In August, council approved KCI Technologies of Morgantown to engineer the city's sidewalk projects.
The city has $245,478 available with a match of about $50,000 for the sidewalks, which can be done with in-kind services, according to Councilwoman Barbara Lewis.
The West Virginia Department of Highways approved another sidewalk grant to continue building sidewalks throughout the city in March.
6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 to coincide with Marietta.
At the time, Mayor Jean Ford said the city did not expect to see the funds until June or July, which means the city will not be able to begin construction on the project until 2013.
It is unknown where the next sidewalk project will be as meetings among city officials, members of the sidewalk committee and the engineering firm will need to be held. The city has a large number of areas in need of sidewalk rehabilitation or full construction, including Fifth Street, Park Avenue, Front Street and Henderson Avenue, officials said.
The city finished building sidewalks along Dodge Avenue to Williamstown High School last year as part of the Safe Routes to Schools.