CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Eight trees on the north and south sides of the Culture Center will be coming down to allow contractors to dig trenches around the building to replace below-ground waterproofing membrane.
Capitol Building Commission members approved the work at an emergency meeting Monday.
Culture and History Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith said it is critical that contractors proceed immediately with the $347,194 project to take advantage of typically dry weather in August.
“The building has a leak, and we’ve been trying to get it fixed for some time,” he said.
The below-ground waterproof rubber membrane around the 40-year-old Culture Center has deteriorated…