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October 23, 2013

Fairmont makes property transfers official

Palatine Park and Adams Street locations must be put to public use

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont City Council passed two ordinances Tuesday making the transfer of properties between the city and county official.

The first ordinance accepted the transfer of the city-owned portion of Palatine Park from the City of Fairmont to the Marion County Commission, while the second transferred the 100 block of Adams Street from the county to the city.

After public hearings at the meeting Tuesday, council adopted the two ordinances by majority vote. City Manager Jay Rogers said that the ordinances will go into effect 30 days after Tuesday’s meeting.

The transfer of the properties was the next step in a cooperative agreement between the city and the county for the ongoing riverfront development project.

Rogers said that the Adams Street property must be put to public use, due to the nature of the agreement with the county, which similarly must put the Palatine Park property to public use.

Council also adopted an ordinance to approve the new contracts for the police department, which will now expire on Sept. 30, 2016. The new contracts were an extension of current contracts, with no substantive changes, Rogers said.

The city also approved the transfer of the Army Reserve Center on Mary Lou Retton Drive to the city.

In other business:

• Fairmont’s trick-or-treating will be on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

“Everyone remember to be careful, and watch for the little ones out there,” Rogers said.

• Members of the Fairmont Police Department will be handing out 1,000 trick-or-treat bags at area elementary schools. They will also instruct children on trick-or-treating safety precautions to keep in mind for the 31st.

• Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents can get rid of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs through the prescription drug take-back program. Unwanted medications can be dropped off at the public safety building at 500 Quincy St.

• Republic Services, formerly Allied Waste, will be having its fall clean-up campaign Nov. 4-8. Larger items, except those that are prohibited, such as electronics, tires and batteries, can be picked up at the curb at that time.

• The city passed a resolution stating its intent to lease five pieces of property in the Union City District.

• The Dec. 24 Fairmont City Council meeting will be rescheduled to Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.

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

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