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New Martinsville City Council Holds Monthly Meeting

By Rick Loy - Staff Writer | Sep 15, 2021

The City Council of New Martinsville held a regular monthly session on September 7, 2021, at the City Municipal building minus Mayor Sandy Hunt who is quarantined. City Recorder Kimberly Whiteman conducted the meeting in Mayor Hunt’s absence. Pastor Bruce Taylor delivered the invocation and Councilman Joel Potts led in the Pledge of Allegiance. All council members were present.

Recorder Whiteman called the meeting to order and entertained a motion for to approve the August 2021 meeting minutes, the motion was seconded and approved unanimously by council.

Council also approved the regular city invoices and financial reports (reports available upon request) by a unanimous vote.

Jane Ann Gamble of the Wetzel Tyler Chamber of Commerce sent an email requesting approval for the Commerce to replace the current Christmas tree with a new one at no cost to the city. The council tabled the request for further discussions.

Whiteman acting in Mayor Hunts absence, read an email sent by Hunt requesting council adopt a Youth Council Ordinance she to train and build future leaders in the city. She noted in the email she had met with Wetzel County Superintendent of schools Tammy Wells who is onboard with the idea. The area youth will be sworn in and trained. Council unanimously approved the request to adopt the ordinance.

Council set the time and date for this years Trick or Treat to be on Saturday October 30, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Councilman Joe Smith updated council on the 9-11 celebration, scheduled for Saturday September 11, 2021. “We are ready to go,” said Smith.

Councilwoman Iris Isaacs updated council on the current budget for the year and saying its better than expected in the trying times of the pandemic.

Councilman Ron Brill reported the next City Clean-up days at north end of Hydro Drive will be September 17 & 18th., Friday the 17th hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the 18th from 8-12.

Councilman Steve Pallisco gave the Fire Department report saying they received 29 calls in the month of August and the ladders, hoses, and pumps were all inspected and certified for another year.

There was no new business or old business and the meeting was adjourned. The next regular scheduled council meeting will be October 4, at city hall beginning at 7 p.m.