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Hundred Outlines Meeting Rules

By Staff | Jun 16, 2009

Town council meetings will be run a bit differently in Hundred in the future. That’s according to Mayor Charles Sine who brought out an ordinance enacted in April 2003 that outlines rules for public request and participation.

He said the following guidelines will be followed from now on.

Sherri Hayes, recorder, read it out loud and explained it to those present at the meeting.

Part one was to comply with West Virginia code that a agenda will be posted on the front of the town hall no later that three days prior to the posted time of the council meeting.

Part two was that anyone wishing to speak to council must register with the mayor or recorder prior to the time posted and they will be expected to use no more than 10 minutes of council’s time. If more than one person is present to speak about the same subject, they will be asked to choose a spokesperson.

Part three explained that council will not hear personal complaints from citizens.

Personal complaints about members of town government or employees during council sessions interfere with town business, the ordinance says. Written complaints can be presented to the mayor or council and then addressed.

Part four was read explaining personal issues between citizens and members of council must be worked out between the parties at their convenience, outside of council time.

Sine also read out the resignation of council member Dan Curry that went into effect on June 15.

Hayes suggested a change of scope could be submitted for a $7,000 grant allocated for streets and signs. The extension is due by the end of the month. With a change of scope, they could use the money on a different project.

Council members discussed different ways to use the grant if a change of scope is permitted. The Belmont Street project was brought up. Mayor Sine said he is having someone look at Belmont Street. Council member Jean McClelland remarked that Belmont is a problem that needs to be addressed.

Hayes reported to council that eight youth will be coming to work, thanks to the summer youth work program. She had council members make a list of things in the town the youth could work on.

They will begin June 22. “Can we check in on them and see what they are doing?”, asked Phil Lightner, council member. Hayes said they could and reminded council they will have a supervisor who is going to be paid $9 an hour.

McClelland happily reported that the Hundred’s town pool is now open and they have six lifeguards. That news was welcome as a couple months ago it was feared the facility would remain dormant for a second year.