Meetings

Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet Friday, June 4 at 9 a.m. in the county commission chambers at the Fayette County Courthouse. Following is the meeting’s agenda: 9 a.m. — Pledge of Allegiance, exonerations (Eddie Young), approve first half payroll, approve vouchers and invoices, approve prior meeting minutes, approve estate settlements (Ruth Lanier, county administrator), Exhibit A (Ruth Lanier) — discussion and decision (match for DOH Transportation Alternative Grant for Infrastructure at the Fayette County Park, requires a 20 percent match of $6,000 for a $30,000 grant, and authorize President (John) Brenemen to sign a letter authorizing Resource Coordinator Gabriel Peña to act on the commission’s behalf applying for the West Virginia Department of Transportation funding for trail infrastructure project at the Fayette County Park), discussion and decision (letter to Public Service Commission stating Fayette County Commission voted “no confidence” in Gauley River PSD), discussion and decision (funds in Kanawha Falls PSD reserve account and issue with pump and lack of back-up pump), discussion and decision (request from Fayette County Health Department Administrator Teri Harlan requesting reappointment of Terra Basham to a term to expire June 30, 2023), discussion and decision (request from Fayette County Public Library Director Becky Kellum requesting the appointment of Stephanie Tyree to replace Phil Tissue to a term to expire June 30, 2026 and resignation of Bernice Clayton and notice of vacancy of term to expire June 30, 2023), discussion and decision (request from Lesley Taylor to sign Grant Amendment Number 1 for Armstrong PSD’s Community Development Block Grant; amendment modifies the period of performance to allow more time for project completion; a 24-month extension has been granted), discussion and decision (building inspector agreement with City of Oak Hill and Town of Fayetteville for approval), discussion and decision (approval of American Rescue Plan Account change to interest bearing and authorize signatories to sign), discussion and decision (approval of budget revision for General County and Coal Severance), future agendas; 9:15 a.m. — public bid opening (Phase II HVAC upgrade at Courthouse Annex, WVCIA Cycle 18); 9:30 a.m. — discussion and decision (request from Dreama McDaniel to resign as executrix in the Estate of Dennis Gwinn); 9:45 a.m. — discussion and decision (petition submitted contesting will of Odessie Ruth Long and requesting the current fiduciaries to be suspended); 10 a.m. — update on Johnson Branch (Mike Callahan, special counsel for Code Enforcement Agency); 10:30 a.m. — discussion and decision (Kenny Hayes with preliminary engineering review for unserved areas along Saturday and Sunday roads in the New Haven PSD area); 11 a.m. — discussion postponed from May 7 (dilapidated building ordinances); 11:30 a.m. — discussion and decision (ambulance contract with 911 Center); 12 p.m. — lunch; 1 p.m. — discussion and decision (Jina Belcher with NRGRDA RFP for comprehensive plan study); 1:30 p.m. — discussion and decision (Fayette County Park priorities, Wayne Workman); 2 p.m. — discussion and decision (county boards: reconfigurations, members, code requirements, associated ordinances and support).

Fayetteville Town Council — The Fayetteville Town Council will meet Thursday, June 3 at 6 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 125 North Court Street. If attending in person, you must wear a mask. The occupancy for the room is limited to 75 percent. To attend the meeting via Zoom, visit https://zoom.us/j/3045740101. Following is the meeting’s agenda: prayer, call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, reading and action on minutes from May 6, review and approval of financial report, resolution for Coal Heritage grant of $10,000, council/board comments (Stanley Boyd, Brian Good, Gabe Peña, Okey Skidmore, Lori Tabit, Zenda Vance), department reports (Fire Department, Police Department, town superintendent), visitor comments (Tabitha Stover, annual report, Fayetteville CVB, and Joseph Dangerfield); unfinished business — budget revision (treasurer), discuss and act on second reading of Administrative Code 127 (Fees for Copies of Records and Documents), discuss and act on second reading to repeal (Ordinances 1315.03(b), 1315.03(e), 1315.04 and 1315.05 on short-term rentals), discuss and act on second reading (Part 11 Health and Sanitation Code 1131.03 removing “one mile out of town”), discuss and act on second reading to repeal Article 755.09, discuss and act on second reading to amend 1515.08(a) Bonfires and Outdoor Rubbish Fires; new business — discuss and act on air conditioning for Police Department ($3,192), discuss and act on the Fayette County Building Inspector agreement, discuss and act on ratification of changing the public hearing and special council meeting to June 22 for amendment of zoning for food trucks and trailers, discuss and act on Altec order for bucket truck surcharge $4,555 to be added to contract, discuss and act on first reading of adopting State Motor Vehicle Traffic Code insofar as applicable to municipalities 2021, discuss and act on increasing the pay rate range of police officers $1 per rank, discuss and act on promotion of Shaun Maynor to sergeant at the pay rate of $20.50, discuss and act on promotion of Tyler McMillion to sergeant at the pay rate of $20.50, discuss and act on promotion of Roger King to Patrolman 1st Class at the pay rate of $19, discuss and act on rate of pay for Corporal Chad Davis to $18.50, final reading to amend 1121.03, discuss and act on street parking taking up more than one spot, discuss and act on street parking (camping), discuss and act on four-way at Huse Street and East Maple Avenue, discuss and act on American Relief Fund (possible projects), executive session for personnel issue, possible executive session for legal advice, adjournment.

Fayette County Public Library Board — The Fayette County Public Library board of trustees will meet Wednesday, June 16 at 3 p.m. at the library’s Administration Building, 531 Summit Street, Oak Hill.

Bridge Day Commission — The Bridge Day Commission will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the county commission chambers at the Fayette County Courthouse on the following dates: June 16, July 21, Aug. 19 and Sept. 15. Bridge Day 2021 will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16. For more on Bridge Day, visit officialbridgeday.com.

Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will meet as follows: regular meeting, Tuesday, June 8, 6 p.m., BOE office; special meeting for superintendent evaluation, Tuesday, June 22, 6 p.m., BOE office; and regular meeting, Monday, June 28, 8 a.m., BOE office.

Announcements

Traffic Delays — Periodic traffic delays will take place June 3 through June 11 along Route 19 in Fayette County north of the New River Gorge Bridge near Lansing. The traffic delays are needed so Appalachian Power workers can safely install power lines that cross over Route 19. The line installation is part of ongoing work on Appalachian Power’s Carbondale-Tower 117 transmission line in Fayette County. Message boards are in place along Route 19 to keep motorists updated as construction progresses.

Ansted Hometown Festival — The Ansted Hometown Festival will be held June 25-27. Anyone interested in reserving a vendor space for the festival should contact Libby Lucas at 304-640-4394. Deadline for registration is June 15.

Bookmobile Available for Site Visits — The Fayette County Public Library is looking for businesses or groups that would be interested in having a visit from the Bookmobile. The Bookmobile can visit weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or whatever suits your group’s needs. The Bookmobile has a wide variety of items and if you need something in particular or an author you like officials can arrange for it to be onboard. Everyone is invited to visit the bookmobile to see what it has to offer. If you are interested in a visit from the Fayette County Bookmobile, please call 304-465-5664 to discuss scheduling.

Places to Go/Things to Do

Fayette County Public Library — The Fayette County Public Library has released its branches’ schedule of events for the month of June. Scheduled events are listed alphabetically by designation. Patrons are asked to call to register for all programs or to make an appointment and for times. All branches also will have scavenger hunts and grab and go craft bags for the children. All branches will be closed Monday, June 20 for West Virginia Day. Ansted (FA, 102 Oak Street, Ansted, 304-658-5472) — adult coloring all day (Thursdays, June 3, 10, 17 and 24; storytime (Fridays, June 4 and 11 at 1 p.m.), Superhero Saturday with a craft and movie (Saturday, June 5, 12, 19 and 26); Pick a Movie Night (Tuesdays, June 8, 15, 22 and 29); adult garden club (Wednesday, June 16 at 3 p.m.) and Summer Reading Program (Fridays, June 18 and 25 at 1 p.m.). Meadow Bridge (FB, 53 Montrado Street, Meadow Bridge, 304-484-7942) — Puzzle Day (Thursdays, June 3 and 17); Toddler Time (Mondays, June 7, 14 and 28 at 11 a.m.), Legos all day (Tuesdays, June 8 and 22); Movie Day (Thursdays, June 10 and 24, streaming all day); adult coloring (Tuesday, June 15, all day); swap your favorite recipe (Tuesday, June 22, all day); Summer Reading Program (Wednesdays, June 16, 23 and 30 at 1 p.m.). Fayetteville (FF, 200 West Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, 304-574-0070) — Out of the House Family Time with movies, games, puzzles, crafts, Legos, KNEX (all month long, walk-ins welcome); STEM (Friday, June 4 at 2:30 p.m.), adult coloring all day (Saturdays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26), storytime (Wednesday, June 9 at 10:30 a.m.), Summer Reading Program (Wednesdays, June 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m.) and adult book group (Monday, June 28 at 6 p.m. Mount Hope (FH, 500 Main Street, Mount Hope, 304-877-3260) — STEM (Thursdays, June 3, 17 and 24 at 4 p.m.); storytime (Friday, June 4 at 11 a.m.); dollar decorating (Mondays, June 16 and 28, 1 p.m.); Summer Reading Program (Tuesdays, June 15, 22 and 29 at 1 p.m.); wreath making (Wednesdays, June 16 and 30 at 11 a.m.); eco planting (Wednesday, June 23 at 11 a.m.). Montgomery (FM, 507 Ferry Street, Montgomery, 304-442-5665) — book club (Thursday, June 3 at 1 p.m.), storytime (Wednesday, June 9 at 5 p.m.), Lego/KNEX all day (Thursdays, June 10, 17 and 24), hot air balloon craft (Thursday, June 10 at 1 p.m.), Flag Day craft (Monday, June 14 at 1 p.m.) and Summer Reading Program (Wednesdays, June 16, 23 and 30 at 2 p.m.). Oak Hill (FO, 611 Main Street, Oak Hill, 304-469-9890) — baby lapsit livestream (Tuesday, June 8 at 11 a.m.); SRP kickoff (Thursday, June 10, all day); Summer Reading Program (Tuesdays, June 15, 22 and 29 and Thursdays, June 17 and 24, 11 a.m.); Book Thugs Young Adult Book Group discussion activity (Thursday, June 24, 5 p.m.); and baby lapsit in person (Friday, June 25 at 11 a.m.).

Music on Main — Harmony for Hope will host Music on Main every Sunday morning from 8 to 10 a.m. beginning Sunday, June 6 and running through Sunday, Sept. 12. Join Harmony for Hope each Sunday morning on Main Street in Mount Hope for inspirational music, coffee and community. Get updated on what’s going on in the area, share stories about what you’re doing and enjoy the company of neighbors and a cup of coffee on your way to your Sunday morning place of worship. This is an outdoor event and the group looks forward to seeing old friends and new throughout the 2021 Music on Main season.

WVU Extension Service Book Club — The West Virginia Community Educational Outreach Service (WVCEOS) holds a virtual book club discussion on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m. To join the Zoom discussion, visit https://wvu.zoom.us/j/97316133152?fbclid=IwAR19x7Nvm0XVIh8ai6N-QwVVVZv2dAi6daQyAUcdsQuWIHt_Vw309tQT9Vg#success, dial in by cell phone at 1-646-558-8656 or dial in by landline toll-free in the U.S. at 877-853-5257. The meeting ID is 973 1613 3152. Following is the remainder of the year’s scheduled book topics: June 8 — The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens; June 22 — Long Road to Mercy: An Atlee Pine Thriller by David Baldacci; July 13 — West Virginia: A History by Otis K. Rice and Stephen W. Brown; July 27 — Killers of a Flower Moon by David Grann; Aug. 10 — The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes; Aug. 24 — The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer; Sept. 14 — Beneath a Scarlett Sky by Mark Sullivan; Sept. 28 — Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict; Oct. 12 — The Refuge by Ann Gabhart; Oct. 26 — The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim Defede; Nov. 9 — Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore; and Nov. 23 — Where Hope Begins by Catherine West.

Fundraisers

Yard Sale — The GFWC Woman’s Club of Montgomery will hold a large yard sale at the Montgomery Community Center (the former WVU Tech David S. Long Alumni House), Third Avenue, Montgomery on Saturday, June 5. The door will open at 8 a.m. and the sale will last until 3 p.m. There will be a wide range of items priced to sell. Items include: housewares, kitchenware, glassware, linens, knick-knacks, books, jewelry, purses, some clothing, and much, much more. Something for everyone! All proceeds are used for community projects.

Reunions

Longacre Reunion — The annual Longacre Reunion, held each year on the first Saturday of June, has been canceled for 2021 because of illness in the organizers’ families. The group hopes to meet again on June 4, 2022. In the meantime, Janice Wiseman is planning to gather additional stories or photos from former Longacre residents, or their children or grandchildren, in preparation for the 2022 reunion. Any submissions may be emailed to Wiseman at janice.l.wiseman@gmail.com. Wiseman will gather the stories and photos and post them on the Longacre, West Virginia — Growing Up There Facebook page or combine them into a booklet.

2nd Infantry Division — The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and the 99th annual reunion in Kansas City, Missouri from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, visit the website at www.2ida.org or contact Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast.net and 224-225-1202.

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