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April 8, 2014

Mannington prepares to fix potholes

FAIRMONT — Road conditions in Mannington could be improved as quickly as Wednesday.

During Monday’s city council meeting, visitors asked council if or when the potholes in the city would be fixed. The visitor thanked the city for fixing the potholes temporarily with either gravel or by patching.

“The winter was so devastating to the roads, you name a street, it needs patched,” Mayor Jim Taylor said.

Taylor said city workers will start blacktopping roads in Mannington on Wednesday and Thursday.

“We will continue to blacktop as we can purchase it,” Taylor said.

Taylor said he knows that residents are fed up with the road conditions and endless potholes, and asks for patience. He said that with the winter being rough, especially on the roads, workers are playing catch-up to get them fixed.

“Give us a chance to get caught up,” Taylor said.

Taylor said the city purchases blacktop material from C.W. Stickley. He said the material began available only last week.

“Until April 2, they haven’t been making blacktop,” Taylor said.

Taylor said other issues in the city have delayed repairs, including a clogged storm drain on East Main Street. He said because it’s a state road, the city had to wait for state crews to become available.

With that taken care of, Taylor said the city’s focus has shifted to fixing roads.

“Our full concentration will be on nothing but patching holes and blacktopping,” he said. “We know all the neighborhoods have them. We just ask that people are patient with us.”

In other business:

• Beverly Jones, president of the West Augusta Historical Society, requested that Judy Efaw be named the city representative of the society’s board. Council approved a motion to name Efaw to the position.

Jones was the city representative on the board until she became president.

• There will be a Mannington Easter Egg Hunt at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Hough Park. The hunt is for ages 12 and under, and is sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 4242, Mannington Main Street, and Mannington Middle School Student Council.

• The next council meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 21, at the Mannington City Hall.

Email Emily Gallagher at egallagher@timeswv.com or follow her on Twitter @EGallagherTWV.

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