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Pine Grove Seeks Ballfield Information

By Staff | Jun 16, 2010

These provided photos show the damage recently done to the ballfield in Pine Grove. Mayor Dave Barr is seeking information leading to the culprit.

Pine Grove Mayor Dave Barr is seeking information that leads to the identification of the person who recently damaged the town’s baseball field. Deep truck tracks were discovered when teams arrived at the field to play a game.

Also regarding the baseball field, some community members requested the dugout down by the creek be moved to the other side for safety precautions. The council had no objections to making such changes for the safety of the children.

Plans for the Fourth of July celebration are coming into fruition. The celebration will be held on July 3 at the Legion Park beginning at noon.

There will be a hot dog-eating contest, horseshoe pitching, and two bands are scheduled to perform. Fireworks will begin around 10 p.m. Venders are needed, however.

Anyone interested can call the council at 304-889-3351.

It was discussed that there have been community complaints regarding vehicles parked along the streets in Alley Addition. Vehicles are parked at all hours and are blocking the road. To help combat the problem the council agreed to put up three “No Parking” signs on the street. Other complaints included water draining issues in town.

While the culvert has been put in the football field as planned, the topic brought up other areas in town where the culvert is either not long enough or getting clogged. The council stated some of the culvert was being dug up presently and other suggestions were brought up to handle the other culvert issues.

In other matters, the council discussed that by the first of July the plans will be drawn up for shifting the sewage system to one that provides continuous aeration. Gravity sewage construction work will start as soon as the plans are finalized and funding is provided.

The roof on the water plant is nearly complete and the council commented that the work looks very good.

Other water plant matters included the council’s approval to apply for a community participation grant in the amount of $10,000 for the fiscal year 2010 to replace the water plant’s pump.

Also, the council approved for Valley Manor to set up individual water meters. Valley Manner made the request and offered to pay to have it done.

Lastly, the council will have help around town from the Summer Youth Employment program through WorkForce West Virginia.

The youth begin their work Monday and the council approved to buy paint and stain for the employees to use to help give the town a face-lift.