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Improving The Community One Project At A Time” PO Box 117 -  Alderson W Va.  24910 © Alderson Main Street 2014 POTHOLES PATCHED IN ALDERSON   A crew made up of town maintenance workers Rick Burns, Eric Duff and Brandon Boyd; Mayor Travis Copenhaver;  Police Chief Jeremy Bennett;  and volunteers Keith Boyd, David and Margaret Hambrick, and Robbie Falls worked  at top speed to get the job done.  It was made easier because Rick Cline provided a small roller. Approximately 18 tons of asphalt at a cost of $1400 was spread in about 6 hours. PHOTO CAPTION:  (l to r)  Rick Burns, Eric Duff, Robbie Falls, and Keith Boyd work quickly to spread the hot  asphalt. (Click on photo for larger view) On Friday, June 27, a large number of potholes were filled in the  Town of Alderson.  Potholes accumulate over time from wear and  tear; repairs to the water or wastewater systems; and for many other  reasons.  However, fixing them requires some special timing.   The asphalt plants have to be making the right kind of asphalt; the  holes have to be dug out and readied; the steaming asphalt has to  be dumped in and spread quickly; and then it must be tamped or  rolled.  Mayor Travis Copenhaver said, “We patched the largest holes first  and with the first load. Then we went on to the smaller ones.  Although we realize that all the pot holes are annoying to those who  drive over them every day, and we did not get them all, we  appreciate your patience.”