The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

Local News

April 17, 2014

No sale for sewer system

Oak Hill city council met in regular session Monday to talk ordinance adoption and smoking issues reported in Oak Hill City Park, which was an issue recently raised to Oak Hill City Manager Bill Hannabass.

As part of unfinished business, council accepted the second reading of an amendment of Article 1718.04 (vacant property registration) that would refund registration fees to the property owner, at the owner’s request, if the structure were demolished within six months of the registration anniversary.

Under new business, council passed a motion to accept the Oak Hill Sanitary Board’s formal recommendation to not sell the Oak Hill sewer system to Oak Hill resident Billy Legg.

Furthermore, they passed the first reading to accept the adoption of state code 8-10-2, involving the powers and duties of the city recorder or clerk.

In other business:

- Council voted unanimously to maintain the same pay rate for future Oak Hill city council members and the mayor.

- Hannabass voiced to council the complaint he received about people smoking around the playground at Oak Hill City Park. He suggested putting “No smoking” signs on the bleachers and in the area of the playground.

- Council passed a motion approving the Fair Housing Proclamation, a proclamation relating to Civil Rights Act of 1968 that the state requests for municipalities to pass every year.

- Lastly, council passed a motion appointing Hannabass to represent Oak Hill on the New River Transit Authority Board. The city is required to contribute $500 to the authority each year in order to hold a seat on the board.

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