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Council Eases Water Bill

By Staff | Oct 14, 2009

Pine Grove Town Council opened Monday evening with a woman’s complaint and personal request for help with paying a very curiously high water bill.

The woman claimed they’d had a new meter put in, as well as replaced some of the piping, and even with those improvements this past month’s bill was surprising and in no way accurate. The council agreed to relieve her of the excess sewage charge on her bill and would contact the proper people on Tuesday to figure out and correct the problem.

In related news, there were four other written requests for relief of high water bills. The council agreed to relieve them of the excess sewage charge as well.

Important news for the Pine Grove community was decided at Monday’s meeting. This year’s trick-or-treating will be held Oct. 29 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

There were two requests to use the Robert C. Byrd Center for events. Both events were granted the use of the space free of charge: the Lion’s Club blood drive on Nov. 6 and Valley High School’s winter formal dance on Dec. 19.

The town council approved the public library’s list of trustees. The trustees are: Dixie Holbert, Kristie Early, Lucille Price, Weldon Williams, and Steve Wilson.

There was a proclamation request made to the council to approve and endorse Christian Heritage Week. The council invites all citizens to join in this local event each in their own way.

The Mayoral Proclamation in harmony with Christian Heritage Week in West Virginia as proclaimed by Governor Joe Manchin III reads:

“Whereas, Thanksgiving week marks the 18th consecutive Christian Heritage Week in West Virginia; continuing a tradition of annual proclamations beginning with Governor Gaston Caperton in 1992 through 1996 and continued by Governor Cecil Underwood from 1997 through 2000, Governor Bob Wise from 2001 through 2004, and Governor Joe Manchin from 2005 through 2009; and whereas, 101 mayors from 85 cities, towns, and villages throughout West Virginia have proclaimed Christian Heritage Week since 2001; and whereas, local churches are asked to participate with relevant Sunday School lessons, sermons, patriotic song services, youth programs, and prayer meetings; and whereas, quoting Psalm 127:1, ‘Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain.’

“Now therefore, let it be known that Nov. 22-28, 2009, is hereby proclaimed as: Christian Heritage Week in the town of Pine Grove, West Virginia.”