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March 29, 2014

Pleasant Valley still seeking applicant

From Millersville area to run for city council

FAIRMONT — Pleasant Valley is still seeking an applicant from the Millersville area to run for city council.

Mayor Barbara Metcalfe said that the Secretary of State’s office approved a two-week extension of Pleasant Valley’s original March 3 to March 14 filing period. The new filing period will end April 1 at 3 p.m.

Anyone interested in filing to run for the Millersville council position can come to the municipal building between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday or Tuesday. There is a $5 filing fee.

The Millersville representative will serve for a four-year term.

Pleasant Valley will be holding its election June 10. The positions up for election are mayor, two members of the council-at-large, and three members as representatives of specific wards: one for Kingmont, one for Millersville and one for Pleasant Valley. The representatives for Millersville and Pleasant Valley will serve four-year terms, while the mayor, two members of the council-at-large and the Kingmont representative will serve two-year terms.

The difference in service length is because Pleasant Valley is transitioning to a system of staggered four-year terms for council representatives.

Pleasant Valley has also set up its annual spring clean-up, which will be April 10.

“We’re just asking all residents to put things by the curbside at dark on April 10,” Metcalfe said. “We’re also asking residents to look around and clean their homes and the roadside, and try to spruce up our community. I’d like anyone who lives by a sidewalk to sweep them because we’re going to get the roads swept.

“There are a lot of cinders on the sidewalks. If they clean the sidewalks, we’ll get the sweeper to clean up the roads.”

Metcalfe said that residents need to remember that, as the weather improves and people start building and construction projects, they need to be sure to get the proper permits from the city.

“They have to come to city hall before they do any construction for any new construction or new additions to their property or a garage — just about anything they’re building on to their house,” Metcalfe said.

The city also had a guest speaker at its last council meeting on March 18.

Kiley Westfall, senior at East Fairmont High School, submitted a request for a non-smoking ordinance that would make all city-owned property in Pleasant Valley non-smoking.

“We were really excited that she took the initiative to put together a very good ordinance,” Metcalfe said. Metcalfe said the city lawyer was going to go over the ordinance, and they would have the first reading of the proposed ordinance at their April meeting.

In other business:

• Marion County Police Reserves requested funding to help pay for insurance premiums, Metcalfe said.

• Pricketts Fort State Park requested funding to sponsor activities at the park.

• Gary Boyles was appointed to the planning commission.

• The city took bids to put a fence around the Samuel Linn Cemetery at Benton’s Ferry. Many local citizens are buried there, Metcalfe said.

• The new budget was approved by the council. The budget includes funding for demolition of some structures, new sidewalks and some Christmas lights.

Email Colleen S. Good at or follow her on Twitter @CSGoodTWV.

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