WILLIAMSPORT -- The Williamsport Town Council voted Tuesday to contract Gladhill Property Services Inc. to address the bat problem in the Springfield Farm barn, Mayor James G. McCleaf II said.
Gladhill submitted the lowest bid of six companies that applied, offering to remove the bats, close off their access points, and clean and sanitize the entire barn for $17,632. The company will get rid of the bats by temporarily installing one-way escape vents that allow the bats to leave but not to return, according to the company's proposal.
"This is the first step in the rehabilitation of the barn to where it's going to be able to be used for events," McCleaf said.
Work is scheduled to begin early next week and should be completed in plenty of time for a USO dance scheduled to be held in the barn Sept. 13, he said.