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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • Update on Benjamin Moore paint contest

  • HAWLEY- Simon Knox, director of the Downtown Hawley Partnership (DHP), gave an update about the Main Street Matters program run by the Benjamin Moore paint company at the Hawley Council meeting April 9. The project is set to take place this Spring, with a completion date and closing celebration anticipated Friday, June 13.
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  •  HAWLEY - Simon Knox, director of the Downtown Hawley Partnership (DHP), gave an update about the Main Street Matters program run by the Benjamin Moore paint company at the Hawley Council meeting April 9. The project is set to take place this Spring, with a completion date and closing celebration anticipated Friday, June 13.
       Invitations have been sent to prospective painting and repair contractors to bid. DHP contacted the Wayne County Builders Association and the newspapers in Hawley and Honesdale. Bids are due April 21st.
       The Benjamin Moore representative came the week before, and obtained approval signatures from 20 of the 22 participating building owners on Main Avenue. They are waiting for the last two to sign.
      Commercial facades on Main Avenue between River and Church will be repainted, and minor repairs done. Benjamin Moore is taking care of the first floor, which the is the prize for Hawley winning the firm's Main Street Matters contest last year. A state grant is enabling those property owners to complete the remainders of the facades, up to a set dollar level.
        Benjamin Moore requires a closing public relations celebration. A brunch will be held that morning and a "first paint stroke" picture staged. A portion of Keystone Street was asked to be closed for tents to be set up. Company officials will be on hand, and Council is invited. Mayor Kevin Hawk's presence is requested.
       In tandem, the Borough plans to introduce sidewalk accessory improvements including new benches, the same day. Paid from left-over funds from the state grant that funded the recent sidewalk upgrade.
       DHP aimed to have the project completed before the height of the summer season. Benjamin Moore first wanted to have the job done in March but local officials had great concerns over late winter weather.
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