MOUNT CARMEL — City resident Jay Dee told the Mount Carmel City Council Monday that he is starting a new 'Adopt a Spot' project to raise funds to repair the only remaining brick street in the city.

Dee said the historic brick Cherry Street brick is deteriorating, and with the lack of city funds, he has come up with an idea on how to fix the street.

"I have been talking with Dave Easter, Erick Ikemire and Tim Wiser and we have discussed some options," said Dee.

Dee explained that the worst areas of the street will be fixed first. Easter can excavate and remove the old bricks, the city can lay concrete purchased through funds raised, and Wiser can come in and finish up with the brick.

"I have donated $2,000 for the first repair. I call it 'Adopt a Spot' and I am adopting the first spot. My hopes are that others in the community will step forward and adopt spots as well," said Dee.

"It is a nice project and doesn't cost the city anything but some labor," said City Commissioner Ikemire.

"I will work really hard at raising the funds. It is an historic street in the city, and we don't want to lose it, said Dee.

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