April 07, 2020

Council to deal with radon

BANGOR — An odorless, tasteless gas will be the subject of a City Council measure when the group meets at 7:30 p.m. today at City Hall — assuming electricity is available.

Councilors may go on record supporting new construction that is resistant to radon, the second-leading cause of lung cancer. The resolve also urges residents to have their homes tested for the gas to make sure they are not at risk from exposure.

The city’s Code Enforcement Office offers information on radon and radon testing, and participates in an annual promotion to urge people to obtain the inexpensive test kits for use in their own homes.

In other business, the council will consider:

Setting April 14 as the date for a special election to elect a city councilor to serve until November, filling the seat of Charles Sullivan, who died last month.

Selling a tax-acquired property at 191 Union St. to Grace United Methodist Church for $3,500. The church would demolish the dilapidated building on the site, an action that would save the city that cost. The property formerly belonged to landlord George Tsoulas.

Conveying a property at 53-55 Ohio St. to Coastal Enterprise Housing for $3,800 with the understanding that the building remain taxable and be brought up to code.

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