Meetings

Oak Hill City Council — The Oak Hill City Council will hold an in-person meeting on Monday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall. Following is the meeting’s agenda: presentation of annual report — Becky Sullivan, New River Gorge Convention & Visitors Bureau; call to order; roll call — Mayor Daniel E. Wright, Tom Oxley, Diana Janney, Melissa Wilshire, David Perry, Steve Hayslette, Charles Smallwood Jr., Benitez Jackson; invocation; Pledge of Allegiance; reading and approval of minutes; treasurer’s report; correspondence; citizens’ comments; council comments and department reports; mayoral comments; A Minute from the Minutes; unfinished business — consideration and adoption of resolutions to lay assessment liens on the following properties (118A High Street, Map 7, Parcel 226 owned by Novelle Barrett and Et Al; 11 Rocklick School Road, Map 59J, Parcel 14, owned by Randy Crawford; 175 Minden Road, Map 58M, Parcel 97, owned by Jimie and Tiffany Adamini; and corner of Victory Street and Adkins Avenue, Map 13, Parcel 56, owned by Elizabeth A. Basham), examination of demolition report (103 Rocklick Road, Map 59J, Parcel 40, owned by ACE Adventure Resort), bid opening for demolition of residential structure (located at 1138 Minden Road, Map 58L, Parcel 12, owned by Alma Campbell, c/o Diana McCumbers), consideration and adoption of a resolution for the city to demolish (structures located at 38 & 40 Poff Road, Map 59E, Parcels 45 & 46, owned by Debra K. and Danny Thomas), Vicious Dog ordinance (second reading), advertisement for coordinator of economic development; new business — Structural Inspection Board (SIB) recommendation to demolish (structure located at Old Minden Road, Map 33, Parcel 127, owned by Frederick Riggins and King Moses Riggins), intergovernmental agreement with Fayette County (Building Code inspections), appointments and reappointments to City of Oak Hill commissions (Building Commission — vacancy from Jack Flint retirement; Planning Commission — reappointment of Kay Ballard; Police Civil Service Commission — John Trimble and Ernie Perdue), bronze plaque commemorating the Jones Family mounted at City Hall, selection of streets and parking areas for paving, resolution in opposition to West Virginia American Water Company’s request of water and sewer rate increases, consideration of a Welcome to Oak Hill sign in the Greentown area on Parcel Number 27 owned by the City of Oak Hill, General Fund budget revision, Veterans Memorial, James Monroe Ellis marker, American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Assurances of Compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Financial Assistance Agreement; establish a bank account and authorize signatories), police hiring, new facility for Oak Hill City Hall, buying ads for civic functions, Planning Commission recommendation to rezone property (located at Lots 28, 29 and 30 Harlem Heights, Map 4, Parcels 145, 146 and 147 from R2 to R3 to allow conversions of the Baptist Singing Convention Building to be used as a 5-unit apartment building), naming of unnamed street off of Joy Street, personnel matter with anticipated executive session (in compliance with Open Meeting Act, State Code Chapter 6-9A-4), future agenda items and adjournment. The meeting’s story map can be found at https://arcg.is/0W1Pj.

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: 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

Miller Mobile Office — The mobile office of Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) will visit Fayette County on June 22. From 9 to 10 a.m., the office will visit Fayetteville Town Hall at 125 North Court Street, followed by a stop at Oak Hill City Hall, 100 Kelly Avenue, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. At the mobile office locations, members of Congresswoman Miller’s staff will be available to help Third District residents who are having problems with federal agencies and programs. Constituents are encouraged to bring along documents they have received from federal agencies related to their issues. All attendees are instructed to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment and follow social distancing procedures.

Traffic Delays — Periodic traffic delays will take place 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 17 and 24; storytime (Friday, June 11 at 1 p.m.), Superhero Saturday with a craft and movie (Saturdays, June 12, 19 and 26); Pick a Movie Night (Tuesdays, June 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 (Thursday, June 17); Toddler Time (Monday, June 14 and 28 at 11 a.m.), Legos all day (Tuesday, June 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), adult coloring all day (Saturdays, June 12, 19 and 26), 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 17 and 24 at 4 p.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) — Lego/KNEX all day (Thursday, June 17 and 24); 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) — 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. 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 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.

Reunions

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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