Hundred has rescheduled the fireworks that were to be the grand finale of the Independence Day celebration held July 7. The pyrotechnics were cancelled that day because of a statewide burning ban.
The fireworks will now illuminate the sky over Hundred on Aug. 24 after Hundred High School's first football game. The game against Montcalm will begin at 7 p.m., giving an estimated end of the game at 9:30 p.m.
In other matters before Hundred Town Council at their July 16 meeting, the noted that they still need to fill the council seat vacated by the resignation of Josh Cecil. They expect to appoint someone to fill that spot at their Aug. 6 meeting and ask for those interested in the position to submit their name to the town recorder, Sherry Hayes, by 3 p.m. that day. For more information contact Hayes at 304-775-5131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council reported that the demolition of the old hotel on U.S. 250 is coming along just fine. Council awarded the project to Lloyd Villers of Cameron at their July 2 meeting. He had bid $12,000 for the job when the only other bid was for $31,200 from Critchfield Construction.
When the contractor gets down to the first floor, they will give a two-day notice so the asbestos abatement can take place in a timely manner and keep the demolition process advancing. AMI Environmental of Morgantown will remove the asbestos-laden floor tiles at a cost of $3,600.
Council also commented that Riverside Services of Proctor has completed the Belmont Street project. "We appreciate him working with us and for the good job they've done," said Mayor Charles Sine.
Police Chief Clay Lunceford told council July 16 that the town's new cruiser was currently in the accessory shop having items installed. "With any kind of luck it will be here by the end of the month," said Lunceford.
The 2013 Ford police utility vehicle is being purchased from Steve Stevens Auto of Danville, W.Va., through the state bid. The town's old cruiser has been out of service for about four months and Lunceford has been using his personal vehicle that was already outfitted with needed police gear.
Terrell Greathouse and Sine will attend judge training in Snowshoe, W.Va., on Aug. 10. The city will pay the expenses for the trip and training.