POMEROY — Last fall when a landslide behind the Howard and Geneva Nolan Annex to the Meigs County Museum occurred, mud and water flooded the annex causing damage inside the building.
Exhibits had to be removed in order for repairs to be made and the carpet had to be replaced.
However, the threat that more water might get into the Annex has troubled Museum personnel and its Board of Director. There was some thought as to how there could be a temporary fix while village personnel decide how to permanently stabilize the hillside and the drainage of water which might again trigger a mudslide.
It was Boy Scouts Joe McCall and Chris Parker who came up with an idea on how to hold back anything which might come off the hill in the future and prevent water from getting into the annex.
Members of Greg McCall’s scout troop, others who had been involved in scouting over the years, and family members took on the project. They were joined by several volunteers knowledgeable in construction to erect a low wall with railroad ties fastened down with re-bar completely across the back of the Annex building. They first had to move all the debris, clean the area and then built the wall.
To complete the project, Mike Parker laid drainage pipe to direct the water into the village sewer lines.